Government announce £4 million boost to give patients control of their health care
Sidney: Hello doc
Doc: Hello Sidney, how are you today?
Sidney: I’ve been spending some of my personal health budget
Doc: Are you feeling any better?
Sidney: They were lovely at the alternative therapy diabetic foot centre, I got scented oils, massages the lot. You should try it, the hours you work, it might relax you
Doc: Thanks Sidney. What else have you spent it on?
Sidney: Well you know that fancy place you sent me to get my heart scan? They offered me a cancer screening body scan, so I got one of them as well, they said I qualified because I had bowel cancer before
Doc: ! Sidney, you had your annual colonoscopy last month, what did you have a scan for?
Sidney: They was checking for everything
Doc: So did they find anything?
Sidney: I don’t know, they said I had to come and see you
Doc: And how much is it costing to see me?
Sidney: Eh? I don’t have to pay to see me own doctor! I wouldn’t have to pay if I was sick, would I?
I mean, what if I’d run out of money?