Successive comments in a another thread for me thinking. One talked of “brutal cuts to the NHS” another talked of a friend who emigrated to work elsewhere as he was tired of the cuts. in real terms the NHS budget has gone up over the Tory rule. So what’s happening here: A) there are no cuts, but population is increasing so it’s a per capita cut. B) there are no cuts, but population is aging so the usage has gone up and budget doesn’t increase enough. C) Full fact figures are wrong D) Money is going away from frontline into management E) Money is going away from frontline and siphoned off by privatisation. F) Money is being swallowed by final salary pensions Genuine question from someone who doesn’t work in NHS. Would be good to get some insider insight rather than political slogans on this one. The NHS seems to be struggling, but if we increased budget by 5% would they struggle any less due to where the money is being directed?