Should the NHS be run on robots?

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Robots do some work at the NHS but should it be completly run by robots? People who are ill won't want to go to a hospital with lots of robots, they will want actual humans. Imagine if there was a robot at reception instead of a person and if there was always a robot operating you. Something could go wrong, then it might do the wrong thing and then the person could die, not get any better or it could make it worse. It would cost the NHS lots of money but in about a year, they won't need to pay the robot anymore but you need to pay money to people lots of times so later, they would save money!

What do you think?

Comments (8)

  • Halsnead logo honorable_date | Halsnead Primary School
    23 Mar 2020

    i think that with the robots it will be harder because if people are ill like children they might get scared and might cry so i dont think that the robots will be handy because of the children.

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

    I thing that the NHS should not be completely run on robots because the Doctors and Nurses can have more experiences and the can not do that if robots are doing all the work for them.

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg versatile_bird | Portobello High School
    23 Mar 2020

    i do not think the NHS should be run on robots because they might have a malfuntion during a vital \life or death situation

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  • avatar.jpg EXPERT: Emily Trotter, Paralegal @ Clifford Chance
    27 Mar 2020

    This is an interesting idea for discussion. You've made some strong arguments for why robots could have a negative impact. Could you expand on the advantages of having robots in the NHS?

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  • Moreland logo shrewd_moon | Moreland Primary School
    27 Mar 2020

    robots are the worst idea they can mess up and make you die

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  • Hammond School logo practical_message | Hammond Junior School E
    28 Mar 2020

    Robots can't get ill themselves so colds and viruses can't spread that easily and they can't be off sick and they don't need to sleep or take a lunch break so they could work 24/7. Robots would do a good job.

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

    I think it is a good idea to have robots work in hospitals, but things could definitely go wrong. Some people might think its a good idea to have hospitals run on robots, because they cant get ill, so the ill patients wont worry about that. Also robots can still work at hospitals but do a different job like cleaning or getting the medication the nurse needs to attend to a patient, they can also push the beds round to different wards. Other people might not think its a good idea to have robots work at hospitals because they probably won't want a robot attending to their body in a surgery or an operation. I personally, having read both sides of the argument, think its not a very good idea to have a robot attend to a person's body in an operation or a surgery, but I think they should stick to the basics like collecting patients from the waiting room, taking orders from the nurses like going to get them a drink or their lunch, they can push the beds from ward to ward and they can collect medication from the pharmacist and tools the nurses need.
    thanks for reading,
    reliable_fig

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

      A well-reasoned comment and clear conclusion. Well done!

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