Letters NHS reforms

Wants and needs

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d984 (Published 15 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d984
  1. Julian Tudor Hart, retired general practitioner and research fellow1
  1. 1Swansea University Medical School, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
  1. julian{at}tudorhart.freeserve.co.uk

Once people understand what the reforms will mean for NHS England,1 and that Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have refused to go down this path, enough backbench MPs might fear for their seats to defeat the bill on its third reading. Lansley got over 6000 responses to his “consultation.” Although these were overwhelmingly critical—and from virtually every representative professional body—the bill plunged even faster and deeper into privatisation …

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