One of my heroes

One of my greatest heroes is Aneurin (Nye) Bevan who established the NHS, without his drive and determination I dread to think about the state of the nations health. I do, however, believe that Nye would be spinning in his grave at the bureacratic way in which the NHS is run, that the focus on healthcare seems to be the management of administration rather than the administration of care.

So much has been written and said about the NHS over the past years some good and some shockingly awful but the stark facts are without an NHS there would have been far more shockingly awful things going on with the least able suffering the most. This does not in any way condone the horrendous stuff that has happened, on the contrary it should be an absolute minimum that caring and compassion should be the mainstay supporting top quality treatment within the NHS and poor practice should never be accepted or hidden.

In my world we should honour the principles of the NHS that Nye Bevan was so passionate about, stop trying to make money from poor health, nurture a healthy society and reap the rewards from all the benefits that will bring.

My dream is that one day, very soon, we will be able to stop Nye spinning in his grave.



One thought on “One of my heroes

  1. We are being convinced that the NHS is rubbish so that selling off will be the ‘only sensible thing to do’. Remember British Rail sandwich jokes. Remember how PO Telephones only permitted connecting Trimphones and everything else was banned until private enterprise stepped in. With luck the NHS will at least be owned by the German government like your local trains.
    google Chiltern Trains

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