We can’t give up without a fight. O.K I know it’s not a perfect organisation, and the ineffeciencies need our attention, or someones attention. Just not David Camerons. He has got this badly wrong, whatever your party politics is, it does not make sense for a government to steer a crucial reform through of this magnitude , when the professional body itself raises its head above the parapet and says
‘However, we still believe that the government’s reform plans pose an unacceptably high risk to the NHS, threatening its ability to operate effectively and equitably, now and in the future. This is why the BMA continues to call for the Bill to be withdrawn or, at the very least, to be subject to further, significant amendment.’ – Dr Hamish Meldrum of the BMA.
So guys, this is what we do. we all write to our M.P.s and TELL THEM HOW WE FEEL. That is what they are there for, and then they can do their bit and represent us. Isn’t that how it works? Here is the letter I wrote to mine, and posted it online . You can do a similar one, one verbatim, or one to your custom fit, but if you want to do it really, really quickly, and really,really easily, copy and paste this part of my letter into the link here, when it brings up a preformatted letter for you to completehttp://blog.38degrees.org.uk/crunch-nhs-vote/
‘Rachael Maskell, Unite national officer, said: “David Cameron promised he would eliminate excessive bureaucracy, yet he is replacing 162 NHS organisations with over 500 new commissioning bodies, each with their own accounting, HR and contracting functions. Bureaucracy will mushroom and money that should be spent on patient care will be spent on this new army of bureaucrats.”
Two tiers of management, the 152 Primary Care Trusts and 10 Strategic Health Authorities, are being removed in an attempt to see decisions made by patients and clinicians rather than accountants.
But to accomplish this goal, more than 300 Clinical Commissioning Groups led by doctors are being set up across the country along with a new super-quango called the NHS Commissioning Board and a host of organisations to represent patients, councils and clinicians, while a watchdog called Monitor will be expanded to look at competition and co-operation. How does that make sense?
I quote Dr Hamish Meldrum , BMA and defer to his experience and knowledge,’
‘However, we still believe that the government’s reform plans pose an unacceptably high risk to the NHS, threatening its ability to operate effectively and equitably, now and in the future. This is why the BMA continues to call for the Bill to be withdrawn or, at the very least, to be subject to further, significant amendment.’ I want our govermment to respond to this message by voting against the proposed Health and Social Care Bill
Please can you assure me you will stand with MPs of all parties to ensure that we can significantly amend the Bill, or stop it completely.
I look forward to hearing what you will be doing.’
Then just add your post code, and abracadabra an email goes spinning into the ether, and eventually to your M.P. Job done!