There is outrageous waste in health spending on things like cosmetic surgery, travel vaccines, health tourism and layer upon layer of management and bureaucracy.
This has led to tax-payers, who already pay to fund the NHS, having to pay again to get dental treatment that used to be freely available in the early days of the health service.
While money is carelessly wasted, essential services have been cut and GP appointments over dental health are estimated to waste around £26.4m every year. Britain is now facing a dental health crisis with millions of people now avoiding appointments due to the costs, and ending up in hospital for serious and emergency treatment that could easily have been avoided.
It is time to cut the waste and restore the NHS to what it used to be about - basic and essential medical care free at the point of use.