The pin back in the hand grenade
I had not realised that Dr Sarah Wollaston, the GP, Conservative MP and former opponent of the health Bill, had come over to the Other Side until she asked a question of Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, in the Commons today:
I do not know any GPs who want to see inappropriate use of the private sector. They will be doing the commissioning and the public will be able to see what they are doing. Should we not let them get on with it?
She once called the reforms “a hand grenade” tossed into the NHS. Only three weeks ago Polly Toynbee was quoting her in support of dropping the Bill. But a fortnight ago the local press reported that she had changed her mind.Tagged in: nhs, public service reform
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