Sunday, July 05, 2009

Is the NHS really sacred?

Both Labour and Conservatives believe the NHS budget should remain inviolate. But is this right?

It's difficult to find accurate data on how much money is spent on alternative medicine by the NHS, although estimates are around £500m. But whether it's £50m, £500m or £5bn, the fact is that the money is wasted.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine is medicine that doesn't work. So why are we paying for it? And if we are wasting money here (and we are) how much else is being wasted in this enormous bureaucracy?

In the extraordinarily tough economic times in which we live, no government budget should be inviolate. And wasted money can't be afforded.

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