WHITE PAPER CAMPAIGN MAKES PROGRESS

As you may be aware, the government have pushed back plans to introduce the health bill until early next year. Not only this, but Oliver Letwin has been called in by No 10 as a troubleshooter amid the growing controversy surrounding the proposed upheaval. So we must keep up the pressure. Don’t forget the NHS in our battle against the cuts 

Many NHS supporters have now written to their MPs helping to show that the public share the concern of NHS staff. The scale of opposition is unprecendented. Below we have listed the major organisations expressing serious concerns and a selection of quotes from some of their official responses. 
CONCERNED ORGANISATIONS
 

Royal College of General Practitioners

British Medical Association

Royal College of Nurses

NHS Confederation

UNISON

UNITE

GMB

The King’s Fund

The Nuffield Trust

The Social Market Foundation

Civitas

Macmillan Cancer Support

Mind

Age UK

QUOTES FROM ORGANISATIONAL RESPONSES
 
“We believe the plans for free choice of GP practice will be damaging in terms of continuity of care, health inequalities and, potentially, patient safety.” RCGP
 
“A market-based approach risks fragmentation, inefficiency and increased transaction costs.” BMA“We are gravely concerned that the Government takes little or no account of the potential impact on disadvantaged or disengaged individuals or communities.” RCN
 
“After analysing the proposed new system, we have identified significant risks, worrying uncertainties and unexploited opportunities.” NHS Confederation
 
“We question a fundamental reorganisation, when evidence shows that health outcomes and public satisfaction have improved in recent years.” The King’s Fund
 
“The NHS is facing the most difficult financial times in its history. Now is not the time for ripping up internal structures yet again on scant evidence base.” Civitas“At best this will be a waste of time, at worst a waste of money.” The Social Market Foundation
 

“Dealing with the sick and vulnerable requires more than a conveyor belt, quick-fix approach … Supermarkets should stick to selling fruit and vegetables.” Clare Gerada, Chair of the Royal College of GPs

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