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Drop the NHS Bill Say Doctors

By George McManus, Chair of Beverley and Holderness CLP
On the day that a former Chief Executive of the NHS condemns
the NHS and Social Care Bill, a new survey shows that more
than 9 out of 10 hospital doctors oppose the reforms.
 
The most recent survey reveals that 92.5% of the Royal College
of Physicians want the Bill to be withdrawn.   The news come on
the same day that Lord Nigel Crisp, former Chief Executive of the
NHS branded the proposals damaging to the future of the NHS.
 
Speaking on Radio 4 he said the Bill ‘Has tried to elevate the ideas
of competition and the private sector….I think it’s a mess and will
set the NHS back.’
 
Shadow Secretary of State Labour MP Andy Burnham described the
remarks as ‘Pretty devastating for the Government.’
 
East Riding Labour Councillor for Tranby Josh Newlove said, “Once again we ask ‘are the Tories planning to sell off the new Beverley Hospital even before it’s open?’  They refuse to answer this question and when the former Chief Executive says it’s privatisation,and it looks like privatisation , then the likelihood is that it is privatisation. They should drop these proposals now.’
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About dermotrathbone

Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.

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