Monday, 17 January 2011

Daisy Benson Backs Post Code Lottery NHS

The coalition government's unprecedented scale and speed of NHS reforms will damage patient care according to a leading health care profession.

Phil Gray, Chief Executive at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, was representing one of six health unions and professional bodies that have written a joint letter to The Times newspaper, published today, highlighting their concerns ahead of publication of the Health and Social Care Bill on Wednesday

The CSP has summed up the government's plans as follows:

"We are deeply concerned that the proposed shift to GP consortia-led commissioning may increase costs, fragment patient care and create an unacceptable postcode lottery of services across the country."(Para 1.1 in response to "Liberating The NHS")

What a shame then that in Reading Lib Dem Councillor Daisy Benson has rushed to back these changes so enthuiastically.

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