http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/uk/uk_full.html1945-1951: Based on the tenets of the Beveridge Report, Labor proposes the creation of a "welfare state" as an alternative to a "warfare state." It nationalizes and centralizes comprehensive social security benefits, including unemployment, pensions, and free universal medical care. The 1948 British Nationality Act guarantees freedom of entry from the Commonwealth, boosting immigration to meet labor shortages.
Cutting the military hospitals is why there is the current crisis, and those letting the MDU contracts should have included a clause to fast track soldiers so that the military would not lose any capability. However they didn't ... and so we are where we are.The Military Hospitals should not have been cut down to zero and in a major conflict the NHS would not be on its knees,
This is the multmillion $ question ! My view is soldiers to the front of the queue and we should amend MDHU contracts accordingly. There needs to be joined up government between ourselves and the Ministry of Health in order to solve the problem. This is cheapest and easiest option in my view but it will depend on the robustness of SofS for Defence's ability to force the issue through.So how do we ensure our guys get the treatment they need, in a timescale that prevents them being downgraded for a day longer than necessary?