How can we save the NHS?

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So far I haven’t seen any posts this issue on how we can save the NHS, especially since the issue is the “future of healthcare.” So I decided to do this owing to the fact that discussions about this are continuously brought up in our BNC sessions.

I came across this article from the Guardian saying that a ten pound entrance fee could save the NHS. Sice the NHS is losing a lot of funding service is going very down hill. Since this article was written in twenty fourteen it said that by twenty twenty there would be a shortfall of thirty billion pounds a year or more. I decided to do some research and decided to see is the prediction was true. I couldn’t find any exact money wise evidence; however, one article said that over fifteen thousand beds were cut in hospitals around the United Kingdom in the past six years by the government. This means that so many patients can’t have the proper treatment because the hospitals aren’t being given the money to have the proper facilities. A ten pounds membership fee can do a lot for the NHS especially if everyone in the Uk pays it. Even though the NHS gets everything it needs from our tax’, it’s not really fair to argue that they’re not doing their job properly because they have to do what they can actually do and whats best for the patient and the other patients that they are taking care of. However, I am finding that I have to contadict my own argument, especially since throught this issue I have heard a lot of NHS horror stories. And one that has really stuck out to me is about the young boy with pneaumonia, who has to sleep on the floor. I have used this source many times before mainly because it’s a very good demonstration of the lack of funding the NHS is given and how we can look to find change in our lives.

One another Guardian article one of the solutions to saving the NHS is to fine people for appointments they miss or cancel at short notice. In the United Kingdom about 10% of all NHS appointments go to waste owing to the fact that patients do not turn up for them. As a result of this it should therefore result in a fine. Furthermore another 10% of all NHS appointments go to waste becausepatients cancel them at the last minute or at short notice, without giving NHS workers the time to refill the spots. Due to this up to 20% of NHS appointments go to waste because of careless patients not attending or cancelling at the last minute. There should be a charge for cancelling an appointment with short notice like dentists have. This could make people think that they might lose a lot of money if they don’t turn up to their next appointmen. I don’t want to use the word care; however, this solution is really using that sort of technique.

Another way to save the NHS is to Introduce an all-party parliamentary committee working with all NHS staff groups, including managers and clinicians. This means that the government should have to work a lot closer with the NHS to see first hand what’s actually happening. Recommendations should be trial ran with patient groups; and then go out to public consultation. Owing to the fact that there is more than one problem that the NHS has the government shouldn’t just focus on the lack of funding that they are receiving but as well alas the future plan and vision for the NHS.

To add, doctors surgeries should be allowed to be open longer or have easily available walk-in centres so people don’t go to A&E because they’ve got a cut on their hand and other small injuries.

Furthermore, there should be more education done surrounding what help you need to get depending on you’re injury. We do first aid. Okay. But we don’t get told how we can respond to certain situations. This is a bit confusing so here is a few examples of the extended things we need to know: who to call; times when we don’t need to call; could we tend to the injury ourselves? In our school last year it was compoulsary to do an extra curricular s you weren’t allowed to choose but everyone got a go at everything. I got thought first aid in the first half term which was pretty helpfull becaus eknow I properly know how to perform CPR. But they only covered the serious things. The reason why I’m saying this is because a lot of people go into A and E because they have a slight burn or a cut on their hand. These are both pretty serious in some cases but we need to think, nine nine nine or one one one, A and E or GP. Because the hospital would have to spend a lot of time catering for something small when a leg could be broken and they urgently need a bed. They could also save a lot of money if a few patients didn’t come to the hospital because of burns and cuts.

In conclusion there are many things that could be done to save our NHS and at the same time we could all do our bit to help out.

Comments (60)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    03 Mar 2020

    Thanks for posting such a thoroughly-researched piece. You make some reasonable suggestions here, some of which are already in place or being trialed by the NHS. Your final point is very interesting and one that could see a big shift in public attitudes. Can you think of/research any similar campaigns where education has improved public health?

    I wonder what other BNC members think is the best option that you have given, and whether your opinion as to which suggestion is best might change over the course of the Issue!

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg witty_banana | Noel Park Primary School
    03 Mar 2020

    Adding on to what balanced_singer said about people not showing up or cancelling their appointments at the last minute, not giving doctors enough time to swop the appointment, we could save the NHS by actually using effort to come to your appointment because someone who would have came, could have got an appointment instead of waiting till another day. It was also very interesting when you talked about the part when a boy who had pneaumonia had to sleep on the floor. To help that boy, I think that part of charity's money should go to the NHS. This way, they can raise some money to place more beds in the NHS. Another way is that they can set up an event where people can donate atleast 50p. If they do this and everyone donates some, then they can use it to upgrade the NHS.Although they donate a tiny amount, everything added together would be a lot of money. They could also give the doctors tips. The tips will gradually rise and then they will have money to extend or make the hospital better for you and other patients. If you think outside the box, you paying extra is not exactly losing money because everyone who pays extra and attends appointments, are helping the NHS and the more you pay, the more chance of upgrading the hospital to a high standard. Then you family will be in good supervision in the NHS. One last suggestion is that the NHS should have different payments for prescriptions depending on how serious, expensive or useful it is. This is because if it is the same, then people may get low quality medicine for a high amount and a serious medicine for a low amount which would not be fair for people. Then people may not like the NHS and decide to call 111,999 or A&E which may lead to the NHS shutting down. Some people may agree for its bad service but others may have been relying on it and disagree.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      witty_banana's comment 03 Mar 2020

      Would it be fair to charge people more for a "serious" medicine, when they have a more serious condition and perhaps aren't able to work as a result? And is it fair to charge people different amounts when they didn't choose their illness (unlike choosing a pair of shoes, where it would be fair to charge more for the better-made or more fashionable pairs).

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  • Kavanagh_Madeleine_Publication.jpg EXPERT: Madeleine Kavanagh, Internal Communications Manager @ Clifford Chance
    03 Mar 2020

    This is a very thought provoking piece. I'm interested in your suggestion that doctor's surgeries should be allowed to open longer. Did any of your research talk about possible solutions to doctors burning out and leaving the NHS as I think that might be a real obstacle to this very good suggestion?

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  • Hammond School logo hilarious_fruit | Hammond Junior School A
    04 Mar 2020

    We can change the NHS by adding more staff and beds.

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  • Hammond School logo miraculous_knowledge | Hammond Junior School A
    04 Mar 2020

    We could save the NHS by donating money. I don’t really know is there is a charity to help the NHS but if there is then more people should donate. If there is not a charity then people should make one. We could also make posters to put around the streets to raise awareness about needing money for the NHS.

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    1. Halsnead logo honorable_ocean | Halsnead Primary School
      miraculous_knowledge's comment 09 Mar 2020

      Yes because helth is more important than toys

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg determined_orange | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    04 Mar 2020

    You said that people sometimes cut off their appointment at the last minute or just appointed one but never went to it. Some people have to cut off their appointment because they might have to go to some place that is important like a funeral or like someone had to take care of someone but did not come. I have had to go to a lot of appointments but some of them I could not attend because I had an important lesson at school or my mother father had to be in different places at the same and one of them needed to take me with them. At school, we were thinking about health, electronics and money. We had to put which sentence would go with what. After finishing that, our teacher told us, which was the most important to us and why. Someone said that health was less important because it was their fault for not taking care of themselves. But my teacher had said that before when alcohol and cigarettes were made they were said to be good for people but now after technology has grown everyone knows what kinds of harm it does to your body. Also, it would not be their fault that they are addicted to something because the might of not known. In 2018 the percentage of people in the UK smoking was 14.7and the same in 2017 as well. Basically, 7.2 million people had smoked from 2017 to 2018. last year 15% (18s and over)of the UK smoked and 5.5 had vaped. Smoking is responsible for a round about 96,000 deaths in the UK alone every single year. Smoking-related diseases cost the NHS 2 BILLION pounds!!! I found all of this information on this website, https://www.chemist-4-u.com

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  • Preston Manor School observant_mango | Preston Manor School
    05 Mar 2020

    As much as this could save the NHS, what about those who will start avoid getting the care they need just to save that extra money? Some people would go the extra mile just to save £10, from attempting to treat themselves to resorting to free yet dangerous other methods.

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    1. Halsnead logo wonderful_cymbals | Halsnead Primary School
      observant_mango's comment 19 Mar 2020

      I agree and disagree with you because you are right about saving money but how? I think the government need to pay the NHS a lot more because they are very hard workers and they deserve the money and also if the NHS gets more money they can be more successful because they can upgrade there systems

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg committed_physics | Richmond Hill Academy
    06 Mar 2020

    In order to save the NHS I do not assume that it has got anything to do with wealth or money, I think the problem is that the NHS are not looking after their financial status. In class I learned that when british people are asked that what is the best thing about their country most reply " We believe our healthcare is very trustful and we are proud of the NHS." This is their answer because everything the media or public says the NHS are implement it straightaway. I have evidence for this as few people said that the NHS's downfall is because they do not charge enough. Thus, they increased the prescription rate. I think that the NHS should make decisions not because what the public says but because they think it is necessary.

    So in conclusion I think they should not be affected by the public
    Thank you for reading,

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    1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg harrietboland@economist.com | None
      committed_physics's comment 06 Mar 2020

      Thanks committed_physics. You say that the NHS are not looking after their finances. Can you back this up with evidence?

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg emotional_cherry | Noel Park Primary School
    09 Mar 2020

    I’m not that the answer to saving the NHS lies in members of the public giving them more money. We are already paying for the NHS through our taxes and I think asking people to pay more will actually cause them to expect more, which could have a negative effect on the NHS rather than the positive one we are trying to achieve.

    Fining people for missing appointments sounds like a good option, since it would stop so many appointments going to waste and would remove some of the time constraints that doctors and nurses currently have. However, this may not always be fair as people may have genuine emergencies that could stop them attending, particularly where health is concerned. People may have a health issue that could stop them from leaving the house and getting to their appointment and I’m sure they should be punished for this. This raises the question: should every missed appointment carry a fine or should it depend on the circumstances?

    I think that the government does need to have a really clear plan and vision for the future of the NHS. In order to contribute funding, they need to know where it is going and what will be done with it. Being fully involved in setting a future plan may encourage the government to increase funding and also encourage the NHS to be more realistic in terms of their plans.

    A few years ago when there was a shortage of teachers, there were bursaries given out to encourage people to train. Would this be a possibility for nurses? One of the reasons the NHS is struggling is because of a shortage of staff so if they can encourage more young people to train by giving them a financial incentive it might help to restabilise the NHS.

    Another solution might be to hire more volunteers to do simple jobs such as taking calls and filing paperwork but there might be issues here with confidentiality and accountability. If a volunteer makes a mistake, who takes the blame? The paid doctors and nurses or the person volunteering off their own back?

    My final idea is the possibility of keeping doctor’s surgeries open longer to stop people from going to A&E, which would remove some of the pressure off the hospitals. Many people head to A&E simply because they can’t get a doctor’s appointment or because they can’t get one at a time that is accessible to them. By giving people more opportunities to access these appointment, they will be less likely to go to their local hospital unless there is a serious reason to do so.

    I feel that there is no one thing that will save the NHS. Instead, I think it will take a combination of all the above things to make a difference.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      emotional_cherry's comment 09 Mar 2020

      Are there some things in your comment which will have more of an impact than others?

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  • Halsnead logo distinguished_fact | Halsnead Primary School
    09 Mar 2020

    I think we should help the NHS by helping their electricity grow. But it will cost tons of money and won't help the planet at the same time, which means that we will have to find a different way.

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  • Halsnead logo witty_pear | Halsnead Primary School
    09 Mar 2020

    I think we can save the NHS by getting more hospitals to stop more and more diseases like the coronavirus but we need to investigate research and we need more builders too.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School energetic_aspect | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    12 Mar 2020

    make more nhs buildings and more people to stop go to the same nhs building we need a nothare cumeparey

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School sensible_cat | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    12 Mar 2020

    We need to save the people that are ill. It is bad - we need more staff because the staff can not be with lots of people at a time and that means people don't have the help when they need it because there is not another staff

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    1. Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg awesome_tiger | Allerton High School
      sensible_cat's comment 19 Mar 2020

      That’s a really good idea 😁

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg jolly_frog | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    12 Mar 2020

    You can help the NHSby saving money

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  • Hillyfield School logo ingenious_dusk | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    13 Mar 2020

    A brilliant question and brilliant answers I definitely agree, and with the coronavirus worrying millions of people who are all then rushing to hospitals just asking questions whilst other people who are at risk or already have these terrible diseases and are suffering badly. So basically its life or questions and that one is just obvious so I agree 100%. Those poor people in the NHS having to work night and day saving lives and all these other people are more worried about questions on coronavirus when they could just ask questions on servers like these :
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089
    or this link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274
    or finally but not least this link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-51849070/coronavirus-your-questions-answered

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  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    13 Mar 2020

    {This is my post copied into a comment because it was similar to this post.}

    We can save them by asking the government make health in the UK more top priority than low so they can pay more towards them for more resources which will not only benefit them but us too because that equipment will help people get cured because of the resources they have and are using.

    We can also join the NHS to make it full of hardworking staff that helps everyone and so everyone is healthy and safe because that will make the staff have equal shifts and it will be suitable for them too.

    The NHS uses 21 electronics to record patients data, and they might need more to help because there might be to much information to manage on those devices and data is important because then they get more and more accurate on how to treat their patient, as an example, their patient might be 90 years old but they have not bought the right things for their age so as a matter of the result, the patient doesn't get cured.

    How can we make a solution? Well we can try and help the NHS find devices to add to those 21.

    spirited_insect

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      spirited_insect's comment 13 Mar 2020

      Thank you for these ideas - you might want to use one for this week's competition!

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    2. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg compassionate_seal | Upton Cross Primary School
      spirited_insect's comment 20 Mar 2020

      Where is your post because your post probably has more information which iI would like to read.

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      1. Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
        compassionate_seal's comment 23 Mar 2020

        It is 'How can we save the NHS'. Thanks for asking!

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  • Halsnead logo courageous_painting | Halsnead Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    I think that the government should give the NHS more money because they need more money for beds in the NHS.

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  • Halsnead logo coherent_tree | Halsnead Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    We could save the NHS by making better choices like eating healthy or being careful and delicate with our body and our skin. We also should safe the NHS by paying 1000 of 100s of pounds, we don't pay a lot the lot for the NHS because they want to have the money, they need it, need it for machines medicine bandages or breathing masks. That's why when your very ill and say you need a machine to breath for you, and the NHS people hasn't got enough money for it, that's why things sometimes and sometimes ALL the time things are expensive.

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  • Halsnead logo free_avocado | Halsnead Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    I think that the NHS needs more beds because it is very wrong to let ill people sleep and lay on the flor.

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  • Halsnead logo coherent_tree | Halsnead Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    So remember to respect the staff in the NHS because they save peoples lives and they save parts of human bodies which is very helpful for our world and you. So, be healthy! You can do this we'll get through this!! Stop smoking and you'll stop choking!!

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  • Halsnead logo triumphant_speech | Halsnead Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    We should save NHS because its the best because in some country's they have to pay for healthcare some people can't afford healthcare in other country's. We should be more healthy not wealthy because we are lucky for free healthcare. If people stop smoking they will stop choking. The nurses and doctors have to log into more than 15 accounts to get a patients record. There is over 100,000 jobs available in the NHS. Be healthy.

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  • Halsnead logo amiable_cheetah | Halsnead Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    I think that the NHS shoud get more beds and staff

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  • Halsnead logo charismatic_significance | Halsnead Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    We can save them by asking the government make health in the UK to give a bit more percentage in money but right now the biggest i s proplem coranavires it is really serious but you shoul;d not worry because more people die of flue and old age so stay calm . I have made up my own quote and would like to share it "Be healthy not wealthy" wealth is not important but health is so don't spend money on expensive things spend it on medication and no cigerets but on fruit water and all them healthy things thank you for reading this. Yours sincertionly charismatic_significance

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  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg nice_leopard | Evelyn Street Primary School C
    18 Mar 2020

    yes we shoud pay but not all of the older people who are retired.

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  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg succinct_weaver | Evelyn Street Primary School C
    18 Mar 2020

    we need more support for the NHS to give extra help and support for illnesses.!

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  • Hammond School logo trustful_lemon | Hammond Junior School C
    19 Mar 2020

    I think we can help the NHS by calling 999 for serious situations or problems rather than a bad cough because you could just go to your local doctors. About the corona virus I think it was a bad idea to close all doctors because you might have really bad tonsillitis and you will probably want to know what type of medicine if you didn't know. So this is my reason on how we could save and help the NHS.

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  • Hammond School logo quick_octopus | Hammond Junior School C
    19 Mar 2020

    I think we could save the NHS by calling them if it's serious like a broken leg ect.

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  • Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg busy_blackberry | Allerton High School
    19 Mar 2020

    I agree with you saying that those who are late to or don’t turn up to appointments is not a good situation at all, as 10% is a big amount that the NHS has to deal with, and and wasted on those who couldn’t manage to book needed appointments. However, not all people should be fined for missing their appointment, as difficult situations could arise that are more important that their appointment; such as falling and hurting themselves, important family issues, or public transport being cancelled. Do you really think these reasons are punishable?
    You stated that another 10% Of appointments are cancelled at short notice but like I said above, unexpected situations can come up that cause difficulties in going to their appointments. I do agree with you although, that those who simply cancel their appointments because they cannot be bothered to get up and go is a punishable reason for cancelling. Important reasons however should not be punished for reasons they have been surprised with. But this is 20% of NHS appointments wasted, so I think that patients should be given information on how to best not waste NHS time with missed appointments and cancellations.

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  • Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg reasoning_honeydew | Allerton High School
    19 Mar 2020

    I agree with you saying that those who are late to or don’t turn up to appointments is not a good situation at all, as 10% is a big amount that the NHS has to deal with, and wasted on those who couldn’t manage to book needed appointments. However, not all people should be fined for missing their appointment, as difficult situations could arise that are more important than their appointment; such as falling and hurting themselves, important family issues, or public transport being cancelled. Do you really think these reasons are punishable?
    You also stated that another 10% of appointments are cancelled at short notice, but, like said above, unexpected situations can come up that cause difficulties in going to their appointments. I do agree with you, although, that those who simply cancel their appointments because they cannot be bothered to get up and go, is a punishable reason for cancelling. Important reasons, however, should not be punished for reasons they have been surprised with.
    But this is 20% of NHS appointments wasted, so I think that patients should be given information on how to best not waste NHS time with missed appointments and cancellations.

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  • Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg awesome_tiger | Allerton High School
    19 Mar 2020

    You chose a very interesting topic to post about an I like it !!! 🥰

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  • Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg powerful_ocean | Allerton High School
    19 Mar 2020

    I agree with you reasoning, I think that it would make a considerable difference but if someone were to have a valid reason not to go to their appointment that would be fine but do agree that if they were gona waste an appointment when an elderly or a vonerable person could take that spot that is not acceptable . But this 20% of people could be treated if there were more members of the NHS then this would not be a problem . But it simply is just not that easy. Then again there is a rising amount of voluntary workers . Overall I think we are the people that can make a difference so if we try hard and support the NHS we can make the biggest difference. 🤞

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  • friendly_potato | Whyteleafe School D
    20 Mar 2020

    the Nhs is helping us, so we should help them.I was thinking maybe if every year or so you donate some money, it would make a real change to their lives and all the patients.

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  • The Sherwood School logical_drum | The Sherwood School
    20 Mar 2020

    Also i think the government do not give the nhs enough tax money to deal with their problems.they should increase their amount of tax by 15 percent. this is a benefit as they will improve significantly.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg compassionate_seal | Upton Cross Primary School
    20 Mar 2020

    I think we can save the NHS by complimenting them so others who do not like them can realise that the NHS are very caring and by this we are supporting them and also encoraging them.If we do this more lives will be saved because the brave person from inside them will come out.If the NHS get more money by the government they can have more electronical systems to record,more beds and staff if there are more people with medical pains.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg gregarious_moon | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    23 Mar 2020

    We can save the NHS by not taking it for granted because we are one of the only countries who have the NHS. They save lives everyday and help us to keep strong and healthy. By helping this wonderful community we can sponsor them for their charities. Another idea is that we could help raise money for the NHS to buy more equipment such as hospital beds. This would be a good idea because the staff could heal more people at a time.

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  • accurate_octopus | Whyteleafe School B
    24 Mar 2020

    We need to save the elderly from the cronar Virus and the NHS do everything they can to save peoples LIVES it is Really important To not Kiss your family i know it sounds weird But You Have got do this if you Hug kiss it spreads l0ads of Jerms. Wash your hands is reaally important as well it kills all of those jerms in your Body. we can save the NHS by doing whatever You do to stop it. LETS STOP CRONAR VIRUS TOGETHER.rEMEBER WASH YOUR HANDS

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      accurate_octopus's comment 24 Mar 2020

      You're right that reducing physical contact and keeping clean will help reduce the spread of the virus.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School kind_dinosaur | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    24 Mar 2020

    A few ways to save the NHS could be:

    By trying to solve problems yourself first. Like if your ear is hearting really bad, take paracetamol first and if it still hurts then call an ambulance.

    How you could help with COVID-19:

    By staying at home, if you stay at home you only infect 1.25 people a day instead of 2.5 if you did go out which is slowing the spread massively,

    If showing symtoms then stay at home for 14 days,

    Social distancing, keep 2 meters apart from people.

    Some of these could save lives that is why Boris is forcing people to isolate.

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  • Halsnead logo assured_power | Halsnead Primary School
    24 Mar 2020

    I don’t think we should have to donate any money they should be able to deal with their own financial problems because we have to.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School reliable_fig | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    25 Mar 2020

    The NHS is a great company to have in this country, and we are very lucky to have it, but how can we make it better? On one hand some people might think that having the NHS isn't such a great idea because you have to wait a long time in ques, and if you struggle to walk or are I desperate need of help, you just decide not to go. On the other hand others might think that we are extremely lucky to have the NHS because in other countries you have to pay for your healthcare, also you there are lots of NHS centres scattered around the country so you can get to one extremely quickly. I personally think it is a great idea to have the NHS but are the staff struggling a bit to much now the corona virus is spreading more quickly than we thought?
    Ideas on how to help save the NHS
    You could do a show with your family, video it and put it online (just because your not allowed to go outside while on isolation)
    You could just raise money for them by doing something fun in your household. As a bonus, if you now someone who works at the NHS you could perform a show to them or give them the money you've raised.
    You could do a fundraising quiz online and for every question you get right you have raised one pound for charity.
    You could do an online dance session, a music lesson, a mindfulness group (anything that matches your abilities!)
    Thanks for reading,
    reliable_fig

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      reliable_fig's comment 25 Mar 2020

      Plenty of suggestions, reliable_fig! Which do you think would be most effective?

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  • Hammond School logo decisive_spring | Hammond Junior School C
    25 Mar 2020

    I’m not that the answer to saving the NHS lies in members of the public giving them more money. We are already paying for the NHS through our taxes and I think asking people to pay more will actually cause them to expect more, which could have a negative effect on the NHS rather than the positive one we are trying to achieve.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg optimistic_painting | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    26 Mar 2020

    We can save the NHS by letting more people working for the NHS so more people can have their appointments on time and what about homeless people and the people have no money. What are you going to do?

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  • Halsnead logo coherent_tree | Halsnead Primary School
    28 Mar 2020

    We need more beds hospitals GPs because we cant just leave like a poor person dying. We know the NHS need money for medicine and things that we need, but if there is a poor person then we use our help and teamwork not just leave him or her there. So what would we do if there was a poor person that was sick or broke his arm or was instantly hurt and he would need to go to the hospital? I think the NHS had to do it for free. Also what if that person was 60+? If you are not poor then you would have to pay right? So what would happen to a poor person how much would he have to pay? I think he would have to wait to get £9. Also this is serious because we have to learn how to save people ourselves, so remember, NHS is not the only people that are responsible for saving and helping. Be responsible for other lives and injuries, like if you hurt yourself and someone helps you, say thank you and everything to make that person proud of how they help you, and if they hurt themselves , and you think, they will make it they will do it themselves they are old enough. If you say that it is very bad, it is called selfishness its were you only think about you care about you and don't care about other people feeling so, if you like someone being kind to you, they will be kind to you back.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      coherent_tree's comment 30 Mar 2020

      Thank you for this contribution, coherent_tree. Where should we get the money from? Should people's taxes go up?

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  • Halsnead logo charismatic_significance | Halsnead Primary School
    31 Mar 2020

    I think we should pay the elderly that can’t work no more because if they run out of money that might starve and homeless they should get a lot of money or they might die which is sad or go to a homeless shelter I’m not saying it’s all about money because money doesn’t grow on trees

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      charismatic_significance's comment 31 Mar 2020

      Elderly people receive a pension. This is money given to them by the government. Some people also have a private pension which is money they have saved up during their career, which has been topped up by their old employer.

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    2. Halsnead logo coherent_tree | Halsnead Primary School
      charismatic_significance's comment 02 Apr 2020

      Well money is made out of paper and paper is made out of trees, but you are right, money still dose not grow on trees like appples, even though we would wish they grew on trees, well poor people cant make money anyway so, but it is very sad,

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