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NHS at 70: Time for the big questions

The NHS has had its achievements. Life expectancy is up by 13 years in England since 1948. However, many indicators imply there is a growing gap between the UK and many other countries. According to the Kings Fund in June 2017, the UK lags in terms of survival rates for cancer and was ranked 15th out of 19 countries for infant mortality. Is the answer to continue with the existing model, whilst giving the NHS more money? The difficulty is just how much money might be necessary.

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