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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

BMJ Verdict on NHS reform: Mad!

An editorial in the current BMJ pulls no puinches on the topic of NHS Reform. "What do you call a government that embarks on the biggest upheaval of the NHS in its 63 year history, at breakneck speed, while simultaneously trying to make unprecedented financial savings? The politically correct answer has got to be: mad." http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d408.long

This blistering (and usefully referenced) attack systematically undermines every contention put forward for the abolition of Primary Care Trusts. We say contention because as the editorial points out, there's precious little evidence, and the Government won't be trying to gather any.

It's well worth reading - and the references are a very useful information source for those needing to put arguments against the tories proposed vandalism of our health Service.