Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


Bury the bill

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 26 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d4050

Rapid Response:

Yes , Bury the Bill!

Yes the government has achieved many of its aims without legislation.
It has saved money on the public sector pension bill with a raft of PCT
redundancies and got elected GP representation at local level (which never
happened properly with PCTs). It has also moved Public Health into local
councils - arguably a much more logical place for it to sit.
Why not now just let the slimmed down BSU's and GP consortia get on with
the job?

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 July 2011
Ellen S Wright
GP and Clinical Academic Fellow
King's College London