[PDF] NHS contribute extra : a return to the NHS's core values

Source:
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
Publisher:
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
Publication date:
20 February 2015

Abstract

In this paper, Dr Christoph Lees and Edmund Stubbs set out the case for an NHS contribution scheme which could generate increased income in a progressive manner while reducing overall demand for already stretched services. It would encourage patients to become involved in their healthcare and thus modify their lifestyles. Contributors would be highly aware of their own standard care budget, using it, with increased flexibility, at NHS or non-NHS providers of their choice, sometimes with extra, out of pocket payments.