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Friday, 8 April 2011

Just because passengers got in lifeboats on the Titanic did not mean that they supported the ship sinking

This was a reader's apt comment on a Pulse report that the Government was claiming that the numbers of GPs signed up to 'pathfinders' was ‘a clear expression of the momentum gathering behind our health reforms’.http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=35&storycode=4128982

But Pulse also reports: "In fact, of course, the numbers signing up to be pathfinders are no such thing. A Pulse survey of 450 GPs in March found that among GPs in pathfinders, only 55% support even the principle of GP commissioning – and half said they had no confidence in Mr Lansley."