Dr Linda Patterson OBE FRCP
I’m Linda Patterson and I write about current issues in healthcare. To find out more of my background click here.
I want to give a realistic commentary, based on my experience as a physician and leader in the UK NHS, having a wider system perspective .
I want to avoid the “catastrophic ” and knee jerk oppositional thinking which often characterises current debate. My opinions are informed by my absolute commitment to universal healthcare ,which is the mark of a civilised society, and I believe the NHS “financed out of general taxation and free at the point of use “is the most equitable system for delivery of that , and also a great achievement.