My thanks go to Ben Goldacre, highly respected science journalist, if you want to know more about his credentials, he writes for the Guardian, and has a blog here http://www.badscience.net/about-dr-ben-goldacre/
He has identified quackery for what it is, and continues to risk dismemberment by raising his head above the parapet. Anyway, I trust him much more than I trust alot of journalism. He does the work in researching his subjects, and then makes pithy conclusions. In this case, I had concluded the same, but he says it better than me.Follow this:
‘In case u don’t understand NHS bill: GPs know they’re being set up to fail by being given commissioning powers. Those are specialist skills.
- After GPs fail, private commissioning expertise will be needed: large private corps, which will come to operate like health insurers.
- These large bodies, like public/private insurance co’s, will be able to pick & choose patients. Note no geographical responsibility in bill
- Small differences will emerge in what services they offer. Top up plans will become available. And that, kids, will be that.
- It is so very obvious that GPs are being set up to fail at the specialist task of health service planning that it’s clearly not an accident
- Those last 5 tweets are what will obviously, predictably, happen to the NHS after this bill. If you missed them, they were a bit important.’
And that is why he is suggesting anyone interested in trying to save the National Health Service from these catastrophic predictions should sign one of the many petitions out there, or get involved in the sterling work to counter the plans. You could go here;
FOR ALL OUR SAKES.