Letters Lansley’s health reforms

Lansley fails to see impact and damage of his reforms

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e926 (Published 07 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e926
  1. Nick Mann, general practitioner1
  1. 1Well Street Surgery, London E9 7TA, UK
  1. drnickmann{at}o2.co.uk

Andrew Lansley seems to recognise neither the impact his pre-legislation reforms are already having on NHS service provision nor the further damage that the proposed legislation will cause.1

His unchanging rhetoric—“free at the point of use, and based on need and not ability to pay”—is already proved to be wrong. Foundation trusts have already introduced charges for standard operations formerly carried out for no charge. No doubt, more will follow. We have …

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