Alternate reforms plan set out by GP

The government should halt its plans for NHS reform and have a 'genuine consultation' with those affected by the changes, a campaign group has said.

Dr Tim Bland, a GP in the London borough of Havering, has set up the group to provide an alternative reform agenda.

The group has set out a manifesto, outlining a 'realistic way forward for the next 50 years, not the next five'.

Dr Bland said: 'My motivation for this is that lots of people are expressing serious misgivings about the White Paper proposals. However, what is lacking is a coherent, alternative strategy.'

The manifesto says the government wants to keep existing structures in place and bring about 'rational, consensus-based, incremental change'.

It calls for a 50-year contract, in which the government commits to state-run healthcare in return for public acceptance of a reduced scope for what the NHS provides.

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