We all know the NHS is creaking at the seams and facing financial collapse but when the situation in your own locality is spelt out it makes it somehow more real.
The three Clinical Commissioning Groups in Worcestershire are looking to make £25 million savings, as otherwise they will be over budget, and have come up with potential economies.
Everyone of the suggestions will upset someone and whatever is eventually decided patients will be the losers. Increased pressure on our NHS has come from various directions including an increase in population through uncontrolled immigration.
This country has always welcomed immigration but the extra strain to our infrastructure, highlighted by the aforementioned necessary savings, underlines how our public services are straining to cope with the extra demands, leading to the logical conclusion that we must regain control over our borders.
That does not, as the alarmists amongst us might suggest, mean pulling up the drawbridge but introducing a points system, such as exists in Australia, to let in those whose services we genuniely need.