Builds confidence that the NHS can plan to deliver an improving service, funding over a reasonably extended period is assured, management focus is heavily on the service not admin or politcks of the day.
Place its long term strategy in the hands of a trust, like the BBC. Medical experts at the helm supported by key skills in running the other areas such as financial planning etc. This body should report to Parliament – via a balanced select committee,not the government.
Long term policy objectives and funding available clearly has to be agreed – but then this is no longer a political football and the emotive arguements on which hue of governement we choose. All genuine politicians care for the welfare of their fellow citizens, no matter which party they are in.