The real problem in the NHS is wastage; I had to write off 8 small boxes of medicine (each box contained 1 vial) that totalled more than £7000 in total because they ran past their use by date, whilst more medicine was ordered which was the same, had a longer date on them and was more expensive. Other than medicine waste, there are other areas where waste could be monitored better and controlled. However, the actual service provided to patients (I've been one myself) is absolutely incredible. You can't fault the care that is provided, free at the point of contact. It's a modern wonder in that respect.