Professor Allyson Pollock, a public health doctor based at Queen Mary, University of London, and Peter Roderick, barrister and senior research fellow also at Queen Marys, are the driving force behind the proposed NHS Reinstatement Bill.
In the BMJ (11 October 2014) they have published their paper ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – Is Monitor reducing hospital and Community services in England under the guise of continuity?’
They outline how market forces and budget cuts are challenging the financial viability of hospitals in England, with NHS beds and other services continuing to close as thousands of staff are laid off.
The proposed NHS Reinstatement Bill would abolish Monitor and prevent the reduction of Foundation Trust services from proceeding.
You can read the rapid responses to the article at the BMJ site here.
If you would like to see the proposed Bill become law, then please ask your local MP and prospective parliamentary candidates to ask if they support the NHS Reinstatement Bill.
Below you can listen to Allyson Pollock and Peter Roderick discuss the issue in ‘Is NHS England being whittled down to a core service’ from BMJ talk Medicine. (They discuss the proposed NHS Reinstatement Bill from 15.04 onwards.)
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