It is being said by many that the NHS cannot survive as it is and that a new funding model must be found.
That’s not the argument at all. I know this because I’m one of those making it.
Rather, the argument is that another way of managing health care is required. Precisely and exactly because the NHS as currently constituted has a real terms 4% per annum inflation rate. We need to improve productivity there. That means bringing in markets and competition. QED.
Funding is a second order trivia as against that.