While the NHS will always need money, that is not the primary requirement, but is an important requirement. The NHS is fundamental in the delivery of CARE. So CARE is the primary requirement and when the NHS was created everyone employed, especially the nurses, main wish was to provide care to their patients. It was viewed as a vocation, not just a job. During the economic expansion in the UK during the 50's and 60's, immigration was encouraged to ensure job vacancies were filled. In fact if it was not for the immigration many areas including the NHS would not have been able to continue. The people recruited to the NHS had what was required, the compassion for the job, not necessarily educational qualifications. The training could be provided on the job. This ensured the excellence of the NHS was maintained. But with extensive Government intervention over the last 30 years, the NHS has concentrated too much on chasing targets and not sufficient in maintaining patient care.
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