people should be allowed to choose their PCT
Sadly, yet again the quality of care provided by the NHS has been
found to be bad. If people were allowed to choose the PCT that took
responsibility to provide their care then the quality of care to us all,
including those with learning disabilities could be improved (1).
If PCTs were allowed to compete and people were allowed to choose the
PCT which they thought best for them, then patient groups, including
possibly Mencap, would be able to develop packages of care better tailored
to the needs of their groups. All patients, including those with
disabilities, could have people who have specific interests in their care,
providing their care.
1 “Letting the public shape the NHS”, HSJ.com. 15 October 2008
“A Rational Way Forward for the NHS“, BMJ.com Rapid responses: 15 May
Hospital trust sacrificed patient care to financial matters
Competing interests: No competing interests