Cherish our NHS

LIKE all who support the NHS, firmly though not uncritically, I believe from my own experience that it is to be cherished.

I think that citizens who fall sick in the USA suffer the appalling difficulties (financial and in many other ways) which provides a salutary warning. Of the ever-pressing logic of encroachments by money - driven criteria on all fronts within private sector - dominated health systems.

I hope that the members will instate strongly worded barriers against all aspects of privatization in their constitution.

MICHAEL RYAN

Warrior Square

St Leonards