No recourse for patients trapped in the NHS

Just a quick thought:

Whenever I do a post about the fact that Brits complaint vigorously about the terrible care they frequently get in hospitals, I always get a comment to the effect that American patients also have bad experiences.  That’s true.  We do have bad experiences.  However, for the most part, we have recourse:  we can shop around for another hospital should the same situation happen again, or we can sue.  In England, however, because there is a government monopoly on healthcare, there is no recourse.  Even complaining stories to newspapers (such as this one) make no difference, because the hospitals aren’t run for profit, nor do they have to compete for patients.