We see the latest political wrangling over what the newest members of the medical profession should be paid. I think we are missing the point here as this issue could be solved with a clear government initiative to get more doctors qualified and treating patients. Rather than quibble over pay and hours the "elephant in the room" here is capacity of the NHS to treat patients. Less available patient hours means more mistakes and then larger pay outs for negligence. we here a lot about investing in the NHS but do we ever see define initiatives designed to get more students studying care and medicine. The NHS remains a great institution and the envy of the world in its achievements. More doctors, nurses and care staff could only make it better I'm sure.