We have had different healthcare systems develop in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Is it not time to analyse how these are performing and decide what is the best way forward? I am interested in the healthboard model as i think it would better support local need but i would like to see some detailed analysis of it's strengths and weaknesses before it is adopted more widely
It's important to recognise that there are significantly varying systems of healthcare in place and evolving across the UK; any statements from the party leaders on health need to be seen in that contet. The evaluation of different models has real value. However, there's not really a single Health Board model. There are differences between the Scottish and Irish approach, and Wales has only just been through a re-organisation, moving from 22 Local health Boards to 7 Health Boards.