Should there be a vote on the new NHS reforms?

NHS reforms will change the way the NHS works by handing over 80% of the NHS budget to GPs to decide how it is spent. Will this make the NHS more accountable, better represent patients, accountability and better guide how money is spent.

What happens if this fails?

Should we have a vote on this or should we accept the decisions that are made by political leaders?

Authored By Dr Alastair Buick on Wednesday 19th January 2011

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Alasdair Langstaff
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Posted over 9 years ago

To me there are a number of questions to be asked about these proposed changes, and I tihnk it is a seperate question as to whether or not the changes should be put to vote.

To address the issue of voting first, vote by who about what. Do we me

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Jeremy Walker
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Site Administrator
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Posted over 9 years ago

This is a useful post by the BBC on the changes.

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Charles Gay
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Posted over 9 years ago

The principal seems great but the practicalities might wreck it?! Its a big change very fast! The idea is competition driving up standards and more power to Doctors, right?

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Rhys Clement
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Core / Specialist / Gp Trainee - New Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
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Posted over 9 years ago

GP's are trained to be family physicians and not managers - they have enough on their plates as it is with high workloads and pressure from patients. My concern is that GP's will be the ones to get vilified if they don't deliver the targets

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