The end of the NHS as we know it

WHEN this government’s NHS reform Bill is put into place, it will be the end of the NHS as we know it.

Because, you see, it will be a step closer to private medicine.

David Cameron states he wants to give greater powers to the doctors, yet holds a summit meeting and refuses to invite both the BMA and the Royal College of Practitioners, even though the transfer of greater powers to doctors is a centrepiece of the changes.

Lord Owen, who has long argued that the position of the royal colleges will be critical to the Bill’s fate, has accused Cameron of “reprehensible tactics”.

The doctor and former foreign secretary said: “He is clearly trying a policy of divide and rule in the hope that he can break the opposition to the Bill by only asking those he believes will support him.”

KENNETH BILLSON,

Logan Street,

Bulwell.