I would like to see,and would happily pay for,a private option with the addition of more clinics,more availablity. Every country I have lived in so far has this alongside its governmnet provided service and there is always a proliferation of clinics and labs...no long waits for results. Yes, I know posters will be up in arms about this but, to me the NHS is a dead horse and no amount of flogging is going to revivie it...and in the meantime the majority of British citizens are experiencing the worst service and unacceptable waiting times from everything from appoinments to life saving surgery. Private options are so limited it's almost as bad...last summer I could not get a private app either because presumably they are dealing with NHS overlflow. We are also limited in the UK as to what we can get from the pharmacy. Everywhere else I have lived pahrmacists are respected for their knowledge and can dish out medicines and advice for most minor ailments,including antibiotics,and medicines for blood pressure,diabetes etc without prescription. If we had private care we might also have a more healthy workforce. In my experience you get to see a Dr right away and illness is nipped in the bud before it becoems worse...average time off work sick...1 day in most cases. With the NHS people seem to be left to suffer until things have got out of hand. If the amounf of walking sticks/frames/whell chairs and mobility scotters on our streets is an advert for our NHS,,It doesn't look good..it really doesn't.