Stop The Health and Social Care Bill. Last Chance to Act!

It’s our last chance to stop the Health and Social Care Bill – at the House of Lords.

British Medical Association: “We remain concerned that the Bill presents unacceptable risks to the NHS and continue to call for the Bill to be withdrawn. The three main areas of concern relating to the Bill and the government’s wider approach to NHS reform are:

Inappropriate and misguided reliance on market forces

Unintended, knock-on impacts with longer-term consequences such as the impact on public health and medical education and training

Over complexity and bureaucracy following recent changes to the Bill”

Dr Peter Carter, general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing: “We still have very serious concerns about where these reforms leave a health service already facing an unprecedented financial challenge. This bill risks creating a new and expensive bureaucracy and fragmenting care. This fragmentation risks making inequalities worse, and preventing health providers from collaborating in the interests of patients.”

Dr Clare Gerada, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners: “We continue to have a number of concerns about the government’s reforms, issues which we believe may damage the NHS or limit the care we are able to provide for our patients. As a college we are extremely worried that these reforms, if implemented in their current format, will lead to an increase in damaging competition, an increase in health inequalities, and to massively increased costs in implementing this new system.”

The list of email addresses to write to (or website links) are below:

Baroness Thomas of Winchester

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin

Baroness Sherlock

Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Lord Bishop of Hereford

Countess of Mar

Lord Feldman of Elstree

Lord Freud

Lord German

Lord Stoneham of Droxford

Lord Addington

Lord Adebowale

Lord Beecham

Lord Boswell of Aynho

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton

Baroness Donaghy

Baroness Drake

Baroness Flather

Baroness Greengross

Baroness Grey-Thompson

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill

Baroness Hollins

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Baroness Howe of Idlicote

Lord Kennedy of Southwark

Baroness King of Bow

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope

Lord Knight of Weymouth

Bishop Leicester

Baroness Lister of Burtersett

Lord Low of Dalston

Lord Mackay of Clashfern

Lord Mckenzie of Luton

Baroness Meacher

Lord Morris of Handsworth

Lord Newton of Braintree

Lord Patel

Lord Ramsbotham

Lord Rix

Lord Touhig

Baroness Turner of Camden

Lord Whitty

Lord Wigley

Baroness Wilkins

Link to the contact details for the rest of the peers. (Some of them have phone numbers)


Posted on September 8, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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