The BBC News website has a new 'explainer':
Now, there's no prize for guessing what doesn't get a mention in the entire article. Yes, immigration. (h/t Not a Sheep).
According to Migration Watch, immigration has had a major impact on NHS demand. As an indication of the scale of the possible impact, they write: "In 2015/2016 there were almost 745,000 new migrant GP registrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – that is more than one every minute and the highest number on record."
It's a familiar complaint on blogs hereabouts that the BBC invariably sweeps this particular elephant under the carpet whenever it discusses 'why the NHS is in trouble', but familiarity doesn't make the complaint any less true.