Health Select Committee MP Andrew George says that the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt,will have to withdraw the plans to force doctors to open up almost all NHS services to private companies.
Mr George called on Secretary Hunt in yesterday’s Health Questions to scrap his proposals and go back to the drawing board. Mr George expects the Government to bow to Lib Dem pressure and withdraw the regulations, pending a redraft.
Mr George said: “It’s clear that Government plans would contradict previous Ministerial assurances that patients would come before profits. Although the last Labour Government paved the way for the marketisation of the NHS by clumsily rolling out the red carpet to private companies, Liberal Democrats must resist this Tory plan.”
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