Labour’s Tom Watson – does he have your support?
Here is an email I received from Tom Watson explaining the enormous cost of reorganising the health service:
The Government is planning to reorganise the way health services for local people are bought.
It is asking our GPs to be in charge of buying these services instead of a local administrative body called the Primary Care Trust.
This reorganisation – called GP commissioning – is going to cost £3 billion.
£3 billion is a lot of money – especially when the NHS is being asked to tighten its belt and cut £20 billion from its budget.
I’m not clear why this change is needed and it can’t be a good sign that three quarters of GPs oppose these plans.
I would rather that that £3 billion was spent on keeping doctors and nurses in their jobs. These changes to the NHS are currently being debated in Parliament. I will be opposing them.
Please let me know if I have your support by filling in my online survey here.
Member of Parliament for West Bromwich East