Jeremy Hunt does have a point. If the money and salaries involved in data collection and statisitical analysis was spent on medical equipment and salaries for additional medical staff then maybe waiting times could be reduced.
And does it really matter if non urgent cases have to wait 4 hours before being told there is nothing wrong with them and to go home. These time wasters appear in the statistics as well as those who do need treatment and are invariable seen and treated within minutes of arrival at A&E
Why don't we use all the money we save on paying for membership to the EU and give it to the NHS?
I guess after we have paid out all the farm subsidies that will be rescinded when membership ends and paid out all the various trade tariffs and bribed all the car manufacturers etc, I guess there won't be a lot left.
Clearly there would be exceptions to the rule for those such as children (under 16) who do not pay NI. That wouldn't be the only exception. Those in receipt of a state pension for instance (as they also do not pay NI) Children and OAPs aren't the ones clogging up A&Es up and down the country on a daily basis.