Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


Commentary: “The political response has been dismal”

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 03 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j5
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Rapid Response:

Whose Government is it anyway?

Whilst agreeing with Dr Byatt, I think there is a need to highlight that Dr Wollaston is a Conservative MP and that it is her party and Government that are currently pursuing their politically unopposed 'frack-fest' of the NHS. Is there not, at least, the option and opportunity to call all those who are directly responsible for this national disgrace, or humanitarian disaster depending on your strength of view, in front of the House of Commons Health Select Committee of which she is the esteemed Chair? To do less than this would surely be dismal?

And why only 1 Rapid Response to date? I invite any and all reading this RR at least to pen a few words in support of, what to me at least, seems to be an entirely reasonable suggestion.

Dr Chris Manning MRCGP

Competing interests: No competing interests

08 January 2017
Christopher L Manning
Retired GP. Active NHS citizen-owner
Convenor, Action for NHS Wellbeing
Teddington, London