Tuesday, October 04, 2011
The Coalition’s NHS changes ‘to cause irreparable harm’ say doctors.
The BBC reports:
The overhaul of the NHS in England will cause irreparable harm, according to leading public health doctors.
In a letter to peers, who will debate the changes next week, nearly 400 public health experts said the changes must be rejected as they represented a risk to patient care and safety.
The doctors suggested it would fragment services, possibly threatening vaccination and screening campaigns.
The revelation that such influential members of the public health community have put their names to the letter comes on the day Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is to address the Conservative Party conference.
More on this story here. Bravo to the 400 public health experts for speaking out. And let's hope that peers listen to their views and reject a truly appalling bill for which there is no democratic mandate.