Please write your own email to have the most impact, but here are some points you might find useful:
- The Bill did not feature in either governing party manifesto, or in the Coalition Agreement. In fact, the Prime Minister himself promised the NHS was safe in his hands before the election, saying categorically there would be no “top down reorganisation of the NHS”.
- The government’s “Listening Exercise” was a sham, and the legitimate concerns of the majority of the public, and the vast majority of health experts, were blatantly ignored.
- The minor amendments accepted by the government have done nothing to alter the nature of the Bill, which can only damage the quality of healthcare for ordinary people around the UK, by breaking up the NHS as we know it, reducing accountability and raising administrative costs, allowing private patients to jump the queue for care while NHS patients face growing waiting lists, and intensifying postcode lotteries for treatment.