Just had a visit from some English friends. They pay 50% taxes. Her husband had serious back injury and couldn't wait for NHS drs so they went to private clinic for MRI etc. NHS doctors gave him pain medication-would refer him to a committee to see if he qualified for surgery. Instead flew here on 90 day visa cause they have private health insurance when they travel. Surgeon here said if he didn't have surgery he would be a paraplegic in a matter of weeks. Surgery in 1 wk. Doing great.Fuck NHS.