This fascinating article offers us a glimpse into the world of the NHS in the years after it was founded in 1948.
This picture in particular caught my eye:
How times have changed (and not for the better in some regards).
I will say my local GPs surgery is incredibly efficient, and my GP is an absolute star (best GP I’ve ever had). I’ll say that getting an appointment is easy, and generally things run pretty smoothly. All the appointments and referrals I’ve had have also been pretty quick and efficient (within 3 months). The NHS has moved with the times and with the growth of population in the main. However, in my own case, no matter how efficient the NHS has been, I will give God all the credit for obtaining my treatment – you’ll see why I say that in a minute!
You see somewhere along the line, in the last 70 years, the NHS got an infestation of parasites. These parasites have become so embedded into it that most doctors simply recite the mantras they were taught by them – “this symptoms requires this drug.” You can see where I’m going – yes the (p)Harmaceutical industry has targeted the NHS, even using the mainstream media to push its agenda to mop up every spare penny the country can spend on “medicine.” This has only added to the terrible burden of illness which the country faces – everything from depression to “fibromyalgia” can now be medicated but not cured. There are very few medications that cure anything, beyond antibiotics. Yet there are many things which can be cured and are missed because doctors see a symptom and they think of a drug, not an underlying deficiency.
Take vitamin B12 deficiency for example. It is often misdiagnosed. Here are just a few of the conditions the NHS spends millions to mask with drugs or other ineffective treatments and which can be caused by vitamin B12 deficiency:
You can read the rest of the article and see his costing figures (savings figures really!) here: Link
You can quickly see that by masking the symptoms the NHS is only making a bad situation worse. As each year goes by, the patient is not going to recover through medications because their deficiency remains untreated – leading it to get worse and worse. But, the chances of getting those little ampoules of vitamin B12 are very slim for many.
I was blessed and protected by God to receive the treatment – many are not so fortunate. Some get a little but not enough, and some never get it at all because their GP won’t listen to them or study the information necessary. They aren’t taught enough about it in medical school, and we’re back to those parasites again.
The parasites don’t want an NHS that benefits the nation’s health, they want an NHS that provides them with a handsome income and “customers” for life. The more socialised the medicine the more likely this is to happen, in my view, because we don’t know the real cost of any of the medications we take for the most part! I have heard that my ampoules of B12 cost sixty pence each. This means that the prescription charge just about covers the cost of them each month. Most medications cost far more because they are patented and therefore Big Harma has the monopoly and can charge what it likes! If patients had to pay for these medicines themselves we would quickly see a change in attitudes to the (p)harmaceutical industry all round! Patients would never stand for it! They would ask for something cheaper and the industry would be forced to reduce prices.
So a wonderful system set up to improve the nation’s health has become subverted – and chronic sickness and disease is the result.
There are simple forms of screening which produce a complex picture, and B12 deficiency is one of them (thyroid screening is another) – sadly many doctors would rather treat symptoms than look deeper and give their patients back their real health! They honestly don’t know how to! And yet that was what the service was set up to do – now it’s failing, over run with managers and far too expensive for the country to manage.
It’s time to get back to basics, and to strengthen the preventative side of medicine – emphasise exercise, fresh air and healthy diet (and added vitamins if needed) instead of a pill for all ills – because as we can clearly see, the country is not getting healthier on those.
God Bless you