Is the NHS safe in Boris Johnson’s hand?

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As you may heard in the Labour December 2019 election campaign, Jeremy Corbyn released "451 pages of unredacted documents and information. about how the USA was demanding that the National Health Service (NHS) was put on the table (included) in the UK/US Trade Talks after Boris Johnson and Donald Trump were continuously negotiating deals for the United States of America and United Kingdom so they can import and export resources one to the other. Below I have thoroughly explained why I think that the National Health Service is at risk while in Boris Johnson leadership or hands.

This was after the date of Brexit was decided and fixed on the January 31st when the United Kingdom left the European Union their relationship with the European Union was affected. This included their trading with countries consisting in the European Union. Border checks, safety precautions, Visa Applications are some of the few that have been introduced as part of the Brexit outcome. Their trade with the European Union has dipped significantly which meant that the United Kingdom needed to find another major trading partner so that they have enough resources to keep the United Kingdom a better place to live.

The NHS has been rumoured not safe in Boris Johnson’s leadership because of his growing relationship with The United States of America and Donald Trump. As the National Health Service starts to get larger and larger and the number of recruits starts to increase gradually all these workers need a sufficient wage so if they don’t get enough money to fund how are they going to manage to pay each and every one of them. This will probably result in many workers going on strike or them not doing their work at the expected standards that they are given. This will alarm people in the United Kingdom and the outcome will be disastrous.

Donald Trump is the president of a great country (The United States of America) and so he needs to make sure that a massive country is kept safe and steady so receiving the NHS will benefit America but the bond that they had with The United Kingdom will be deeply affected. We will have no control over our key medicines, cures, tips and many other things that the NHS fund us with as we use their health care. Pharmacies are all supported by the NHS and when the ownership changes, all the supplies and resources need to be bought by the doctors and nurses. and that is not fair on them.

When Jeremy Corbyn exposed these documents, this was the evidence he said as a group of doctors drafted in for the occasion looked on of which secret talks with the United States of America demanding that the National Health Service was on the table as part of their trade deal that they (Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, their ministers and their country representatives) spent an awful amount of time discussing and negotiating trying to find a deal that was satisfying for both sides. If they do not agree on a deal then iot will be rejected and they will have no progress in relationship with each other.

Overall, I do not believe that Boris Johnson will keep our National Health Service safe from the United States of America and I think that the National Health Service will be privatised.

Thank You For Reading,

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    27 Feb 2020

    A very thoughtful and well-informed post - well done. There's a complicated part in there about pharmacies. You say, "Pharmacies are all supported by the NHS and when the ownership changes, all the supplies and resources need to be bought by the doctors and nurses." It won't be the doctors and nurses paying out of their personal wealth, but you're right that the way drugs are funded will change.

    You sound quite sceptical about the NHS having a protected future. Can anyone share any reasons to be more positive?

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  • Hillyfield School logo ingenious_dusk | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    27 Feb 2020

    This is a brilliant question ,I love you're reasoning and yea I totally agree with you so well done!!!!

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  • Hillyfield School logo articulate_watermelon | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    27 Feb 2020

    I think that NHS can not be safe because there is a load of sick people and the prime minister (aka Boris) might get sick as well. Imagine a prime minister getting sick, or maybe getting an infection and dying, how would you feel about your prime minister being unwell and dying? You would be sad, would'nt you? Exept for the Boris haters, until they realise, poor Boris, I now feel bad for hating him.



    I think hospitals are safe for the prime ministers because if he wants to, he can wear masks and skin protection like most doctors do, so they do not get sick and have to take a few days off of work, they may even die! You are who you choose to be.

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  • Hammond School logo loyal_lobster | Hammond Junior School F
    27 Feb 2020

    Well done for the star!

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  • The Sherwood School grateful_crab | The Sherwood School
    27 Feb 2020

    Personally I think it is not safe since he has previously stated he wants to privatize the National Health Service which means no more free health care which would have no positive things about it, and would affect many lives significantly and negative.

    However, I think Boris Johnson will not privatise the National Health Service since he will lose many supporters and followers and may have a major drop in votes in elections so there is a chance he may not privatise NHS.

    grateful_crab

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg warm_fig | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Feb 2020

    i dont think it is because he has done a lot more damidge before

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg funny_rock | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Feb 2020

    we all need NHS one day an its free

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg comfortable_coyote | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Feb 2020

    honestly I dont think so because of the recently speech he said he is definatley plotting something

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg protective_satsuma | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Feb 2020

    True but to be fair Trump might bump Boris and become prime minister himself. I vote for impeachment.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg best_raspberry | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Feb 2020

    My personal opinion on this matter is that Boris Johnson is not safe with the NHS, I think he is paying too much attention to keeping his role as the prime minister and brexit. I realised that only 2% of the governments funds are going to the NHS and keeping the nation healthcare service running, I know it sounds crazy but this is a true fact and I think that atleast 30% should be going to the cause. Maybe he just doesn't realise how many people are hurt a day. Every month a million calls are made to the NHS because they or their children are hurt or have a cold or something and they do not know what to do. As well as this Boris Johnson is only focusing on elections the most as he is loosing many supporters that are on his side and could loose his role very quickly if he doesn't prioritise himself. The NHS are loosing workers as well, over 100,000 jobs need to be filled for them! Also the government gives 12% to education and as I said before 2% to the health care and that is wrong. I am not saying I am against educational needs but I am just saying that it is ridiculous how much money the government are giving to them. Thank you for reading this

    best_raspberry.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg sociable_coyote | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Feb 2020

    I agree with you grateful crab

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg sociable_coyote | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Feb 2020

    Because the people need help straight away because they are hurt they need help

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  • The Sherwood School awesome_argument | The Sherwood School
    28 Feb 2020

    i do not think he is in control because some people do not have the money to pay for some surgerys .

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  • The Sherwood School The Sherwood School
    28 Feb 2020

    A fantastic post, well done :)

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  • The Sherwood School playful_anteater | The Sherwood School
    28 Feb 2020

    I completely agree with you and I honestly understand the NHS problems. I honestly think its quite ridiculous. thank you for this awesome information about NHS i now know that i need to spread the news. It's really silly how much money the Government is giving them.

    -Playful_anteater

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  • Hammond School logo loved_wildcat | Hammond Junior School F
    28 Feb 2020

    Well it depends what he actually is going to do with the NHS since the future can change just by a small tiny twist. So I think we can never know.All we can do for the moment is guess.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg affable_king | Upton Cross Primary School
    29 Feb 2020

    I think it is not safe since boris johnson wants to take away free health care which could mean that the people who don't have a lot of money cant buy health care

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  • Hammond School logo enchanted_gooseberry | Hammond Junior School F
    01 Mar 2020

    No I don't think that the NHS should not be in Boris Johnson's hands.
    REASON:
    Boris Johnson promised 40 more hospitals, but It doesn't seen that he is going to do it any time soon, what if the NHS told Boris Johnson something really important but he never seem to get round to it , it would be so risky if Boris Johnson forgot to do something really important for the NHS.
    Thanks for reading,
    enchanted_gooseberry

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      enchanted_gooseberry's comment 01 Mar 2020

      What evidence do you have for it not happening anytime soon?

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      1. Hammond School logo enchanted_gooseberry | Hammond Junior School F
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 02 Mar 2020

        At our school we were doing BNC and we had some information about Boris Johnson and the NHS it seemed that he wasn't going to do it any time soon.

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  • Halsnead logo committed_music | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I don't think the NHS is bad because when I broke my left wrist they wayed me

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  • Halsnead logo analytical_bee | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    Do you think that they will cure the Coronavirus?

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    1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg amazing_memory | Richmond Hill Academy
      analytical_bee's comment 06 Mar 2020

      I have done some research and no because everyone thinks it will disappear sadly

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  • Halsnead logo analytical_bee | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think we need to up grade our computer systems in the NHS

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  • Halsnead logo amiable_panther | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think the NHS Healthcare should employee more staff. Especially with the Coronavirus on the loose. I think isen't safe in Boris Johnson's hands because he has done some really childish things and somethink so important should not be in his hands.

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  • Halsnead logo reflective_glacier | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    Do you think that the NHS will find a cure for the Coronavirus. Is the NHS a good thing or a bad thing.

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  • Halsnead logo coherent_tree | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    The NHS is very helpful for us people and the environment it helps people. So my answer is yes

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  • Halsnead logo analytical_bee | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I believe we have to put just a bit more money to the NHS

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    1. Halsnead logo Halsnead Primary School
      analytical_bee's comment 03 Mar 2020

      What would you use the money for? What do you think the most important issues for change within the NHS are?

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  • Halsnead logo diligent_strawberry | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think it is safe because we have the NHS and you don't need to pay. But the dialema is that there is lack of doctors and nurses.

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  • Halsnead logo hopeful_city | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think if Boris Johnson stays in charge then the NHS will be at risk of losing more and more sick patients and if people think they can't trust the NHS they will resort to private hospitals, which some people will not be able to afford, meaning more people die.

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  • Halsnead logo charismatic_significance | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    thank you for this information about Boris Johnson and the NHS. I think the NHS isn't doing good in Boris's hands I think we need more people in the hands. and elderly people shouldn't have to pay tax. I have a question. How many people are in the hands of NHS?

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  • Halsnead logo triumphant_speech | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think this is really good information and we should have more people in hand I also know that Donold Trump wont be getting to the NHS any time soon.

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  • Halsnead logo distinguished_fact | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I am proud of the NHS because it helped me and my family. There is 1.5 million people working there which is incredible. The UK has the most biggest society in the world. Nurses and Doctors take there family time to save people which is amazing. Soon the computers will get out of date and it will cost a lot of money to repair.

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  • Halsnead logo wonderful_cymbals | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    With out the national health service, some of us could not be alive! Because maybe you where born there. I think the NHS is very successful because think of how many lives they have saved, it does not matter what disability you have the NHS can probably make it a tiny bit better or maybe fix the whole thing that's why I like the NHS.

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  • Halsnead logo persuasive_bell | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    Yes it is safe and we should keep it running by paying more taxes,looking after the elderly and making sure everyone get`s treated the same.That way we can trust Boris Johnson with the NHS because then we know we can rely on him for making those things happen.

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  • Halsnead logo triumphant_speech | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    thank you for this information I think we should do more about this.

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  • Halsnead logo courageous_impression | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think boris jonson will not keep the NHS because he wants more money

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  • Halsnead logo courageous_painting | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    We need the NHS because they help us and fun fact there is over 1.5 million doctors in the NHS

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  • Halsnead logo inquisitive_editor | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think that the NHS is amazing but it works day and night which I think isn't really fair because they want to see there family but they cant do that if they only have one day off every weak especially on Christmas because that's when familys get together and give presents.

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  • Halsnead logo crafty_fish | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    Are national health service have saved peoples life, Boris Johnson has done well there might not be a lot of staff but they try hard, they have a lot of patients to take care of we don't have to pay if were under 16-18 but in other country's they have to pay for all treatment so Boris Johnson is doing a great job!

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  • Halsnead logo affable_ocean | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think Boris Johnson is a good prime minister because he will be a good prime minister

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  • Halsnead logo flourished_spring | Halsnead Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I THINK THE NHS IS SAFE

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  • honest_nation | Whyteleafe School B
    03 Mar 2020

    no because he might do something wrong and then it might upset some people e.g reduce hospitals

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

    I don't think it is because in my opinion Boris Johnson isn't trust worthy so how am I supposed trust him with my health. I think that the prime minister should be trust worthy and I should be able to trust them with my health but I can't at the moment so I think Boris Johnson is a bad prime minister.

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

    i think the NHS is safe in the P.M\prime minister hands because he has been P.M for 6 months and nothing has happened so that is my reasoning for the NHS being safe in Borris Jonhsouns hands. :)

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

    i dont think it is safe in boris jonsons hands because he semes like one of them people that like to controle everything . i think he is going to change everything around and make us all pay for our treatmend nomatter what age. He doesnt seam like a genirous person and he wants to take over the whole of britan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    as long as he does not give away the nhs to the USA and keeps everything under control i'm happy for him to stay in control

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  • Willowtown-logo-250x250.jpg fair_banana | Willowtown Community Primary School
    06 Mar 2020

    i dont think it is safe in Boris Jonson hands ether because what is he doing to help i dont think it would make a difference if he handed it over to the USA because they both would not care about it anyway

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  • Preston Manor School logical_statement | Preston Manor School
    06 Mar 2020

    Personally, I don't think that the NHS is safe because in Boris Johnson hands because he was stating as a Prime Minister that he will help and provide support for the NHS, but in reality it currently does not look like that he will help or provide support. This is because according to some sites, it is being said that Boris might privatise the NHS. This could cause the public potential difficulties to get help from the NHS. Not only that, the NHS target waiting times (4 hours) has not been achieved. This has caused many problems become worse. This has a major effect on the public.

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    08 Mar 2020

    I think the NHS is safe in Boris Johnson's hands because on the outside he might look like he doesn't know what he is doing and he does not show the ways he controls the NHS. On the inside, he might have lots of plans which he might not want to share as other countries get interested and be meddlesome, which will not benefit our hospitals in a good way. Sometimes leaders have to refrain from giving away certain tactics and plans, because it might cause some people to protest and try to stop the new law become something we all have to abide by. It would be even harder for him if he did share his ideas and drafts which is why - I think - in one particular interview when shown a picture of Jack Willement-Barr who had to sleep on a pile of coats with a suspected case of pneumonia (a disease in the lungs) he said. “I have every possible sympathy with families and patients who don’t have a good experience with the NHS”. After being asked a couple more times he gave an almost identical answer and proceeded to put the interviewer’s phone into his pocket. The interviewer’s reply made him say that it isn’t good for the country to worry and he gave the basic answer. Some people think this is unnerving because he doesn’t know what to do with the NHS and the rest of the government’s money, but I think differently. My theory is, like I said before, that Boris Johnson didn’t want to share his ideas to the interviewer and for it to spread across the UK making everybody get worried or disapprove of the concept.

    But the NHS isn’t just Boris Johnson’s responsibility; the leader of the Department of Health and Social Care is committed to helping the NHS become better, along with boosting hospital systems in Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland has their own separate system, however, because they are currently the responsibility of the Health Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive. Boris Johnson shouldn’t get the full blast of criticism if something goes wrong with the NHS, as his job is to oversee everything that benefits the UK, and that is a lot of things. Many people don’t know about Matt Hancock - the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - whose job it is to make corrections and tweak the NHS so it is as good as it can be. The thing is, he usually isn’t the one presenting his work; it’s usually Boris Johnson as he, after all, is the Prime Minister. But there is one good thing for Boris Johnson: when he announced that his aim was to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, everyone looked up to him like a hero. But now, not specifying where the new hospitals would be, how much it will cost, and where the money involved is coming from, people are getting sceptical if these hospitals will ever be built, and if they are going to be built the money used - which The Guardian estimates to be £24 billion - doesn’t eat up most of the government’s budget. And it probably wasn’t originally Boris Johnson’s idea to do this, so we shouldn’t point the finger at him - in short, evidence can be used against or for somebody and that is exactly what it is like for Boris Johnson; him ignoring the picture could mean he hasn’t got a good plan about the crisis revolving around the NHS, or that he doesn’t want to share his “master” plan with anybody, in case anyone disapproves of it and starts protesting.

    Website(s) I used:
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2019/dec/09/boris-johnson-refuses-to-look-at-picture-of-boy-sleeping-on-hospital-floor-video

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State_for_Health_and_Social_Care

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/08/boris-johnson-40-new-hospitals-pledge-costed

    by succinct_leaves

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

      A very well-researched comment, thank you. Is it true to say the NHS 'is not just Boris Johnson's responsibility', if the Prime Minister is responsible for choosing all of their ministers?

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      1. Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 10 Mar 2020

        Yes he does choose the ministers, but his responsibility doesn't stretch further than that. If it did, then he would have to do a lot of things, and he simply doesn't have enough time.

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    2. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg involved_watermelon | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
      succinct_leaves's comment 09 Mar 2020

      Well done


      this is a very thoughtful comment i learnt a lot more from this

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

    I dont think so because he does not seem to be doing much to improve the NHS ESPESCIALLY in times of the corona virus

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg amazing_memory | Richmond Hill Academy
    12 Mar 2020

    My personal opinion on this matter is that Boris Johnson is not safe with the NHS, I think he is paying too much attention to keeping his role as the prime minister and brexit. I realised that only 2% of the governments funds are going to the NHS and keeping the nation healthcare service running, I know it sounds crazy but this is a true fact and I think that atleast 30% should be going to the cause. Maybe he just doesn't realise how many people are hurt a day. Every month a million calls are made to the NHS because they or their children are hurt or have a cold or something and they do not know what to do. As well as this Boris Johnson is only focusing on elections the most as he is loosing many supporters that are on his side and could loose his role very quickly if he doesn't prioritise himself. The NHS are loosing workers as well, over 100,000 jobs need to be filled for them! Also the government gives 12% to education and as I said before 2% to the health care and that is wrong. I am not saying I am against educational needs but I am just saying that it is ridiculous how much money the government are giving to them. Thank you for reading this

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      amazing_memory's comment 12 Mar 2020

      Lots of interesting reasons here! Did you mean 2% or 20% is given to the NHS? You have made lots of points about politicians and their responsibilities. Can you make any links to the previous topic about politicians and power? What qualities do you think a health minister needs?

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    2. Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
      amazing_memory's comment 15 Mar 2020

      This comment is the same as mine, except you've added a bit to the first paragraph. Yours even got a star just because you added a bit more but if you look then you will see that (especially in the second paragraph) they are the same.

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      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        succinct_leaves's comment 16 Mar 2020

        Thank you for pointing this out. Sometimes when people add a comment, they accidentally copy the comment that they had been reading. I have edited this comment so that it is only amazing_memory's work, and I have removed the star, as this was given in error.

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  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg loved_politics | Weston Favell Academy
    16 Mar 2020

    Personally, I do not think that Boris has the best interest for the NHS because he has not shown through his behavior that he wants to support the NHS. Not only does he need to 'say' something to the public, but he really needs to provide some form of financial support. He hasn't had the opportunity to sit in a waiting room for an hour to be looked at for 3 minutes. He hasn't had to wait for a doctors appointment and hour after the set time. He needs to experience these things in order to understand what is going on.

    Boris will not have the NHS on the front of the lines, but instead he keeps putting it on the back burner, which is not helping the situation.

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  • faithful_bird | Whyteleafe School B
    24 Mar 2020

    I think that Brexit will affect the NHS .
    Employees from Europe won't come to Britan as much because they will find it harder to get a jobs. This will mean that people will be waiting for longer when there is the space just not the staff. Medicine from Europe will have to be checked which will hold it up from being given to the people whose life may depend on it.

    In conclusion I believe that more money should be used to fund the NHS and leaving Europe will make people think about what could of happened if we were still in Europe now.

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

    Honestly, in my opinion, I believe that Boris Johnson is handling the coronavirus really well.
    He must be feeling very stressed, and it must be really hard for him because he is carrying the whole weight of our safety and the country on his shoulders- I would feel really under pressure.

    I think that he is doing a really good job keeping our country safe and he most definitely cares about the NHS and all who works there. He must be getting very little sleep, he is confident and always shows great wisdom and fairness in his speeches.

    Boris Johnson is currently sending out a message out to everyone via text message, saying not to leave the house unless absolutely necessary. If he did not care, he would not have closed schools and be asking people to self isolate for so long.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg fascinating_wasp | Noel Park Primary School
    24 Mar 2020

    Personally, I believe the NHS isn't safe but still the UK's. As we all know, COVID-19 has been putting the NHS under much more pressure than it already has been. As of 9 am on 23 March 2020, 6,650 people had been tested positive for the virus and the NHS has been characterised as a key role of curing this respiratory ailment. Boris Johnson has been relying on the NHS so I believe the offer of the NHS to Donald Trump has (for the time being) been completely terminated and the NHS is still ours. Also, Boris Johnson has denied these claims last years, despite many people's disagreements.

    However, this does not mean it is safe, the NHS had already been under pressure, managing with a lack of staff, funding and increase of patients. The NHS has a lack of ventilators for the patients affected by COVID-19 and beds. Boris Johnson has repeatedly said that he will deal with this issue however the media has still been highlighting this problem and online, videos of nurses and doctors express their concerns too. So has he done anything at all apart from talking to the public?

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_blackberry | Noel Park Primary School
    25 Mar 2020

    I think that the NHS is safe in Boris Johnson's hands.

    This week I have been really interesting to read about all the things that the government- led by Boris Johnson- is doing to help the NHS; during my research this statement came up: 'more beds, ventilators and thousands of extra healthcare staff will be made urgently available from next week to aid the NHS fight against coronavirus.' This evidence would lead me to believe that he is doing everything in his power to help the NHS. In my opinion, he is taking this seriously, including looking after the health and wellbeing of NHS staff! He has provided resources and equipment that the NHS can use not only to treat coronavirus patients but also to support them in delivering other treatments such as operations and treatment for cancer patients.

    In addition, Boris has also spoken out in support of NHS workers a lot this week, talking about how essential they are for the country and encouraging people to stay at home to reduce their workload. Would he have had said such wonderful things about NHS workers if he didn't value them? It's a little bit sad that it's taken a worldwide pandemic to cause the government to give the NHS the resources they need but Boris seems to have really stepped up to support the NHS through this crisis which indicates to me that it is, indeed, safe in his hands. He is fighting to make sure that the NHS is not overwhelmed which is, at the moment, the best support he can provide for them. It would be easy for him to step back and not put in these measures. The whole reason he has put the country into lockdown is to ensure the NHS can operate effectively, as well as shutting down the schools while he and the government take care of this.

    Before the coronavirus pandemic, I might have believed differently but, for me, the way Boris Johnson is acting right now makes me believe that the NHS is safe as long as he is in charge of the country.

    I found my evidence here:
    -https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/03/nhs-strikes-major-deal-to-expand-hospital-capacity-to-battle-coronavirus/

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

      Well done for supporting your opinion with evidence that you have witnessed first-hand. Are there any examples of people who would say the response to coronavirus is not safe in Boris Johnson's hands?

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