Government’s Plans of NHS Overhaul Criticized

Government’s Plans of NHS Overhaul Criticized

The government is of the opinion that GP-led clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are to replace primary care trusts soon and they would provide greater power to the frontline staff as well as would give clinicians a strong leadership role with more freedom. A recent report has revealed that many people fear the same.

It has been announced that commissioning health services meant for NHS Cumbria community, hospitals and mental health services would all be replaced by the new group. And the same for 2013/14 would be provided with a budget of £693m.

The government has decided to bring a reform in the NHS from the coming April and people fear that the same is a hint that local services would face privatization. The residents are concerned that the new group would focus more saving money and not on the care of patients.

Greenacres Guesthouse' Philip Broomfield from Lindale near Grange said that it would be worse to see that GPs are concentrating more on making profits than looking at patients.

"Some CCGs have agreed to ensure that their policies and constitutions contain a commitment not to deal with irresponsible private companies. Unfortunately the Cumbria CCG has not taken this step", affirmed Elizabeth Jones from Hillside Road, Ulverston.


FrenchTribune Specials

New iPad Air 3 drawing highlights the tablet’s dimensions

According to an Engadget report, a new drawing of Apple's much-rumored iPad Air 3 tablet -- the third-generation version of iPad Air
-- has emerged online, highlighting the dimensions of the supposedly forthcoming device.

The report has revealed that, going by the indications from the new drawing, the dimensions of the iPad Air 3...

Most Popular

Tim Cook: Apple Watch, Apple TV set new quarterly sales records in Q1 2016

Reporting tech giant Apple's financial results at an...

Causes and symptoms of heart attacks are different for men and women

According to a statement issued by the American Heart...

41 million children under the age of five are obese or overweight, WHO

According to a new report released by the World Health...

Samsung opening up special studio in New York to create VR content

In an announcement made at the Sundance film fest,...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: