We recently saw a comment in a national newspaper, from an NHS doctor. He pointed to the American Commonwealth Fund survey of the health care systems in eleven developed countries.
This included wealthy nations such as Germany, France and the US. Even so, the UK national health service was ranked first overall and first in eight of the eleven key categories.
Value and Improve
Despite the clear approval in this survey and others, knocking the NHS is in danger of becoming a national pastime. Heightened by the media and by those using the service as a political football.
As NHS dentists and just as people, we believe the NHS should be valued, cared for. Offering challenging input is a good thing but aimed at going forward, not deriding a national benefit.
However patients access treatment with us, they are treated equally. The NHS has this principle at heart, people across the country can find safe, caring, affordable treatment, an element we adopt for: Dentalcare's Ethos
Helping With Cost
The overriding principle of the NHS is that patients should be able to access care due to need, not wealth. We believe this is vital and even where NHS lists are full, we offer our own equivalent system at: Dentalcare Practices
Investing For All
A further advantage of a national service is a broad funding and skills base for ongoing development. Far more is achieved within the NHS than could be by a fragmented approach. As in our adoption of: Dental Technology