The previous government in effect made many significant changes in improving the NHS over the 10 yr plan and essentially built on the Tatcher regime of Marketisation although the was increasing recognition that this is managed market rather than open market. The expensive changes introduced were unnecessary and did little to improve care. emphasis in the later part of the Plan was already being focused on quality and safety once the resource issue was addressed. These changes were compounded by the downturn in world economies
You have merely stated the obvious and what anyone working on the ground has known since this whole fiasco started-only you do not go far enough in your criticisms. I find it very hard to give the KF any credit for taking this position given that it is only a couple of years since you were so vociferously in support of the reforms. You have finally smelt the coffee beans pity it wasn't earlier.
Very good report. However, the positive things said about more of a focus on care quality are all very well but surely such quality is totally compromised by so-called efficiency savings. There was no way the Trusts could accept the reduced tariff the other week and they quite rightly rejected it. Increasing waiting times etc seem indicative of falling quality.
Are you going to give older people the care that they really need at home, with out them picking up the tab? and stop the NHS from passing the butt?