Why the plans to reform the NHS may never be implemented

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Medical politics and party politics could yet frustrate the enactment of the government’s proposals.

Irrespective of the outcome of Unison’s request for a judicial review of the coalition government’s plans to reform the NHS in England (BMJ 2010;341:c4716, doi:10.1136/bmj.c4716), ministers will have to fight on several fronts to implement the White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS. Major challenges include completing the design of the reforms, winning the support of those they are seeking to liberate, and holding the coalition together to secure implementation.

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Glynis Walker

Comment date
27 February 2021

The White Paper is supposed to be decreasing Privatisation, whereas it does the exact opposite. The Government means to close Hospitals and A & E Departments, thereby forcing people into the Private Health System. Already thousands of Patients at GP Surgeries are now under an Insurance System provided by an American Company. Beds Nurses and Doctors will be decreased, so that the Government can say the system is failing and introduce even more Privatisation. Do the Government really think we do not know what is happening.

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