Stop Funding Cosmetic Surgeries With Taxpayer Money

Target: United Kingdom National Health Services

Goal: Ensure NHS pays for real medical treatment instead of superfluous plastic surgery

The United Kingdom’s National Health Services is a publicly funded healthcare system actively paid for by the taxes of citizens. These services are then mostly given out for free, depending on the necessity of the healthcare procedures for individuals in need. Countless people regularly go to their general practitioner in hopes that they can secure much needed aid for a variety of afflictions which they do not have the means to personally pay for.

Recently, 22-year-old Josie Cunningham received a £4,800 medical procedure so that she could be given 36DD breasts. The young woman visited her general practitioner and explained that she “lived in terror” of going out with her lack of notable breasts and, according to her own statement, cried while telling how it was “ruining her life”. The doctor referred her for the procedure, which she received free-of-charge. Since the operation, she has spent money emulating her role models: collecting Louis Vuitton handbags and ordering a chihuahua—in addition to leaving her two and five year-old children behind with her parents. She has explained that her only aspiration is to live “the high life” as a glamour model, saying: “I want the world to see the new me and want money and fame just like Katie [Price]—and my new boobs can make it all happen.”

This story has caused a public outcry amongst professionals who view the money spent as a waste and many citizens who have had their own serious medical needs turned down. This is not the first instance in which the NHS system has been abused to superfluous intent, but it needs to be the last. Demand that the National Health Services begin operating on a professional level which treats those with appropriate need for medical attention.


Dear National Health Services,

You recently granted 22-year-old Josie Cunningham a £4,800 medical procedure to enlarge her breasts to size 36DD, free of charge. She claimed at the time of her examination that her lack of notable breasts was causing her emotional distress. However she has not only made many fashion-oriented purchases since the procedure in order to “live the high life”, in her words, but willingly left her own children without the care of their mother so that she could pursue a career in glamour modeling. She has even gone on record since then, admitting: “I was never depressed about my flat chest and wasn’t teased at school about it.”

It’s clear that the taxpayer money spent on this procedure was neither appropriate nor necessary. What you have proven with this operation, as with many other plastic surgeries, is that the use of the National Health Services is exceedingly flawed in a manner which does the opposite of better the community and the lives of the nation’s citizens. Many individuals with legitimate need for medical care have come to you for aid and been turned away.

It is time that your organization begin conducting itself in a far more professional manner and eliminate the current double-standard which appears to be a growing trend. We urge you to make important changes which adequately reflect the nature of an institution which flaunts the term “health services”.


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One Comment

  1. The only cosmetic medical procedures paid for by our National health service, should be to repair birth defects and accidental damage (car and industrial accidents and burns), or to replace body parts removed for valid medical reasons such as cancer, etc.

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