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    Original aims of the NHS Original aims of the NHS Presentation Transcript

    • What are the Original Aims of the National Health Service? To what extent have they been achieved?
    • Free at the point of treatment
      • To be financed by national insurance contributions and tax
      • Workers and employers each to pay a share of this NI contribution
      • Collective – i.e. all would contribute to provide for all
    • Universally available
      • All NHS services to be available to all regardless of wealth, social class, age, race and gender
      • To replace old insurance based system only afforded by some
    • Comprehensive
      • A cradle to the grave service
      • Hospitals
      • General Practitioners
      • Emergency services
      • Dentists
      • opticians
    • Have the original aims been achieved?
      • Increased life expectancy
      • Lower infant mortality
      • Elimination of some diseases
      • Very wide range of services
      • From cradle to grave
      • Optical and dentistry charges
      • Prescriptions paid for by many
      • Regional variations
      • Social class ‘gap’ in health
      • Waiting lists - prioritising
      Yes… But …
    • Original Aims
      • F REE
      • U NIVERSAL
      • C OMPREHENSIVE
      • C OLLECTIVE
    • Round of Applause!!