The Government coalition has started another axe job, this time with the NHS, something which they promised they wouldn’t do in there election campaign. But as we all know this government has always had a secret agenda.
They have lied there way into power, we more or less expected that from Cameron and his merry men, but Clegg, you take the biscuit, your only interest is your own, and thinking you have power, well you haven’t, even your own merry men are not happy, especially with you, when are you going to practice what liberal stands for? I hope you can face your constituency, and the public, we expected this from the Cameron lot, but never in this world did anyone expect you to go along with this, your beliefs are not liberal, and you are riding rough shot over your members and the And the British public with this,shame on you for calling yourself a Liberal Democrat.
The Government will take the first step on Wednesday to passing controversial legislation that will lead to more than 150 NHS organisations being scrapped.
The Health and Social Care Bill has attracted widespread criticism from unions and policy experts worried that the reforms are “too much too soon”.
Under the plans, GPs will be handed the bulk of the £100 billion health budget to buy-in services for patients and a new NHS commissioning board will oversee the process.
All of England’s 152 primary care trusts (PCTs) will be scrapped alongside 10 strategic health authorities.
PCTs are already being streamlined into “clusters” as part of the transition, with the aim of getting them to work with GP practices and emerging “GP consortia”.
The NHS commissioning board will formally establish consortia from April 2012 but experts have warned that PCT staff is already leaving in droves, leading to concerns about patient services in the interim.
Leaders of major health unions have also queried how the NHS will implement the changes at the same time as finding £15 to £20 billion in “efficiency savings” – something no major health service has ever managed.
Doctors’ and nurses’ leaders have joined unions in warning that plans to create greater commercial competition between the NHS and private firms are “potentially disastrous”.
A strongly worded report from MPs on Tuesday said the Government’s plans introduce “significant institutional upheaval” without really changing its aims.