From a young age, I knew that I wanted to do a job that would have a social impact. Growing up in a family of people in caring jobs you could say this was my natural calling.
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Based on what I experienced at Gwynedd Hospital, I would walk into any hospital in the UK confident that I would receive the treatment I needed. I cannot say the same of American hospitals.
In 1990, my family became uninvited guests of the British National Health Service. It wasn't our plan. My husband, Denis Leary, and I were young, broke and I was 6 months pregnant.
There have been a host of rumors about the English National Health Service, ranging from the benign to the outright asinine. All these rumors are false.
The Obama Administration is considering implementing the pay-for-performance approach initiated by the British National Health Service (NHS). But that system has flaws.
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