Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill 2015

Labour MPs and candidates supporting NHS Reinstatement Bill

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4 Responses to Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill 2015

  1. You state (on the linked site):

    “I welcome the principles laid out in the NHS Reinstatement Bill, and if elected MP support legislation to reinstate the Secretary of State’s duty to provide.“

    But the bill’s principles go well beyond reinstating the Secretary of State’s duty to provide:

    reinstates in England the legal duty of the Secretary of State to provide the NHS,
    re-establishes local health authorities, and NHS England as a special health authority, to carry out the Secretary of State’s duty,
    abolishes clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts,
    re-establishes Community Health Councils to represent the interests of the public in the NHS,
    allows private companies to provide NHS services as an exception, only if the NHS can’t and otherwise people would suffer.

    Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill 2015 : Our Aim

    Is your partial support because you recognise that the last thing the NHS needs is another “top down” reorganisation of the NHS?

    It may just be better to neuter the marketisation of the NHS and then allow evolutionary change as required.

  2. As I am sure you can imagine, this is a truncated version of what I actually wrote. Here is my full response:

    I am a supporter of the National Health Service, have family working in it, and have used it recently.

    The Labour Party is committed to repealing the 2012 Health and Social Care Act.

    As regards to rolling back all of the changes of the last twenty-five years then I am on uncertain ground. Whilst the idea of an NHS run entirely by the state is an attractive proposition, having some commercial elements leaves me less worried than the prospect of wholesale sell-off. However, if elected I will be more than happy to look into what you are proposing.

    As regards to accountability, then I will take no convincing that an NHS properly accountable to the people it serves is absolutely necessary.

    I welcome the principles laid out in the NHS Reinstatement Bill, and if elected MP support legislation to reinstate the Secretary of State’s duty to provide services.

  3. Thank-you and interesting (very)! The Wedgewood-Benn approach to finding out beforehand how many second/words are required and then giving exactly that amount so that selective truncating is made more difficult has much to commend it. But he was a master!

    I still remain a little concerned about “repealing the 2012 Health and Social Care Act” as complete reversal is effectively another top-down reorganisation.

  4. jayman says:

    The Tory party ‘stuffed their mouths with more gold’ and handed over the NHS to GP’s, lock stock and barrel… GP’s where part of the problem that the NHS was supposed to solve. Any future responsible government should remove all private entities from the NHS. Stuff their mouths with tin I say.

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