Second thoughts about the NHS reforms

Fitzpatrick, Mike
May 2011
British Journal of General Practice;May2011, Vol. 61 Issue 586, p349
Academic Journal
The author ponders on the proposed reforms of Great Britain's National Health Services (NHS). He views that replacing primary care trusts (PCT) with general practice (GP) consortia, or local commissioning boards incorporating professional and public representation amounts to a disruptive and expensive bureaucratic reshuffle. He believes that it would be beneficial for doctors and patients to remove public health from primary care under PCTs. He argues that moralistic campaigns will continue by simply moving crusaders to health and well-being boards.


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