My personal experience of the somewhat mythical early diagnosis and treatment diatribe is not born out by fact and that discrepancy is reinforced by the amount of late stage cancers that are discovered following emergency admissions. Could it be that earlier referrals would benefit both patients and the NHS and late referrals ultimately cost the NHS much more money??
I was born at Chase farm hospital enfield 5th july 1948 at 9am...by C Section which I understand was very rare in 1948
When created, the NHS was fit for purpose and remained so for a number of years. However, as the demands on the NHS grew, primarily through people living longer, the service did not change adequately to accommodate the extra demands. I am given to believe that the NHS are the second largest employer in the world and it has grown to this size primarily by default and not strategic planning. We now find that both training and communication within hospitals in particular, seem to be at a low, which is resulting in staff leaving in their droves and this is largely because they are feeling undervalued. This creates the added burden of trying to recruit new staff, which is not cost effective. Far better to retain existing staff by making them feel needed and a part of the objective and a good starting point is through training and communication.