An update to my earlier post about my daughter's dental treatment. You may recall that the orthodontist told us that his waiting list for NHS treatment was at least a year long, but that - miracle of miracles - we could go private and receive super-deluxe treatment - essentially a couple of hours' worth of surgery and a brace - for just three thousand pounds.
A colleague of my wife's told her today that he and his family actually go to Poland for their dental treatment - and pay around ten percent of the private fee in Britain.
Poland? What on earth has happened to our National Health Service? Aneurin Bevan must be turning in his grave.