Private sector can provide solutions for NHS - AXA


The head of AXA UK has highlighted healthcare as one of the biggest challenges facing the next government and believes the private sector could come to its aid.

Nicolas Moreau, CEO at the insurance giant, warned the cost of providing free healthcare for all is set to escalate with a risk that it will eventually spiral out of control. Speaking at the Conservative Manifesto Conference, he noted the important place the NHS holds in British society but feared that its budget could spiral out of control. With new drugs and treatments, and an aging population, Moreau queried if the continued inflation in NHS spending as a percentage of GDP would be sustainable. "Preserving and protecting the NHS should be at the forefront of Government policy bu...

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