Andrew Lansley’s disaster
I haven’t opined on Andrew Lansley (right) and his reform plans for the NHS because I haven’t read the white paper or spoken to anyone who understands it. Judging by the coverage, I am not in a minority among the journalistic class.
As a holding position, therefore, two things.
One, the reforms may well be the the brave and right intensification of the quasi-market changes that Alan Milburn and Tony Blair set in train.
Two, the communications strategy has been lamentable. Hopi Sen mocks, rightly. It has widely been reported as the biggest reorganisation since Nye Bevan or somebody. People do not want a reorganised health service, they want a better one.
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