GP stages hillside protest

A GP staged his own public protest against NHS reforms by creating a 100-yard-long banner on a hillside. Dr Richard Solomons laid out the words 'keep NHS public' in fabric in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Dr Solomons' hillside protest
Dr Solomons' hillside protest

Dr Solomons said his protest was not part of the wider 'Keep our NHS public' campaign, but a personal statement. He described the reforms as 'unneeded and disruptive'. The changes 'provide too many opportunities for private companies to take over services', he said. GP consortia are 'undemocratic' and PCTs should be 'reformed rather than disrupted', Dr Solomons added.

Dr Solomons' hillside protest took place in Keighley, West Yorkshire

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