As it stands today, the healthcare system in the UK is in very bad condition. Furthermore, with low signs of change, the near future is not looking very bright either. So, what exactly is needed in order for the NHS to revive itself?
This is a very normal approach and is followed in Corporate Sectors all over the world. The verdict is that they are highly effective. Simply out, “Pay for Performance”. It is long past the point where everyone should have the same pay regardless of the performance. Of course, a basic amount should always be available, but after that, a slab based system for increasing payment should be introduced, which rewards the doctors that perform better not only does it improve working morale, but help with research and better practices too.
“An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”
In the current world, an apple might not do very well for the patient, but preventive medicine is one of the most effective avenues of helping with the healthcare system. This is important because if a patient can prevent becoming ill then their body’s do not have to go through the strain of an illness overall making them healthier human beings, it is better to have them take preventive which can also take the strain of the health system. If the person could prevent the disease through medication or treatment then they are not only helping themselves but also one less patient to the health care system is welcomed, as more time and effort can be spent of those patients with diseases that may not be preventable yet. It is vital that more time and knowledge is needed in order to look for different ways to prevent certain illnesses from starting which in turn would mean an overall healthier society and more productive health care system. As such, constantly educating doctors and staff is a very important step for the NHS.
Educating the Public
Educating the general public or the patients is the next step forward. After all, adopting preventive medicines is great, but unless the patients know about it, the ultimate result is going to fall short of the expectations. Making the public aware of the whole approach and working with them is going to ensure higher returns than anything previously seen.
Better Understanding of Diseases and Health
One of the main reasons for the explosive rate of spread of the Black Plague in Venice during the 14th century was because the general public had no idea on what was the primary factor that was spreading the disease. If those that are ill with an infectious disease are aware of how it is spread then they have the knowledge to be able to manage the disease and isolate it where and when they can. Meaning that the spread of the disease can be limited. It is highly important for the patients to understand what is wrong with them in order to work towards curing themselves. Of course, the knowledge cannot be as comprehensive as the doctors, but a basic idea would go a long way towards the effort.
Evolution of Healthcare
Healthcare is one of the most widely researched sectors in modern society. There are thousands of new innovations and techniques being discovered every day. It is important for the public healthcare system to have a method of documenting them and implementing such improvements so that we have a better and more effective health care system. After all, better healthcare for all is the motto for all healthcare systems around the world. Healthcare is constantly evolving and we should never ignore new methods, medicine and treatments. Constantly changing and keeping up with the times is what is needed, so physicians need to ensure that constant learning and training is what is needed.
Updating Education for Healthcare Professionals
In connection with better practices comes the ability for the specialists in the field to implement them optimally. A better education system is needed so that doctors are aware of the ever changing and updating innovations and techniques of medicine. Only with the help of newer and more improved all around training and development can healthcare improve as a whole.