The NHS’s Winter of Discontent

Even before the pandemic hit, health workers warned that hospitals were struggling to cope. Now, as they fight through one of the darkest periods in living memory, those at the frontline are increasingly angry at the government’s failures.

A medical worker puts up Christmas decorations in a hospital ward. (Photo by Jeff Pachoud / AFP via Getty Images)

The experiences of the past year have propelled us into renewed national discussion over our health system. In Britain, we have a form of universal healthcare that is now older than most of our living population, one which still provides the country’s people with free access to vital surgery, routine appointments, and specialist treatment. Given […]

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