Winter is coming, as it always does, and the NHS creaks and groans. The chancellor will not tomorrow hand over the £1bn it needs to cover the cost of strikes,
The NHS doesn’t charge for, doesn’t get paid by, the number of treatments it gives. So, a strike which reduces treatment should not reduce revenue. But a strike should reduice costs – as it’s not paying the strikers.
So, what £1 billion cost of strikes?
Lower costs, same revenues, what costs?