So far this year I have had numerous rheumatology appointments/help from the advice line, multiple trips to my GP (too many to count), flu jab, pneum jab, four lots of antibiotics, a trip to neurology plus investigations, dentist visits, including an emergency appointment today within an hour of phoning, blood tests, urine tests, xrays, ultrasounds, CT scan, orthotics, podiatry, cardiology appointments, referals to oral surgery and urology to come. I have regular prescriptions too numerous to count (I have an annual season ticket).
I am very grateful that I was born in a country that covers me for my many conditions and am fully aware that in other countries I would not get or could not afford health insurance. The help/treatment that I get has enabled me to continue in full time work, even though it's a struggle at times.
I am extremely worried that the misinformation fed by the government to the media is being taken in by the public and this outstanding institution will come to an end.
We must not let this happen.