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Monday, January 10, 2011

Vaccine Failure Causes PM Cameron to Back Track Gov Policy on GP Powers

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The coalition government thinks that GPs are best placed to meet the demands of their patients so bye bye PCTs and hello GP consortia.

However in a bizarre move which seems to completely go against the grain of Government policy David Cameron has suggested that GPs will have their power to order vaccines removed.

If GPs cannot be trusted by Government to order sufficient quantities of vaccine then how can they be trusted with the the other £100 billion worth of NHS Services GPs are going to find themselves commissioning?

Presumably David Cameron plans to simply strip powers away from GPs and back to central government every time there is a crisis. If this is the case this expensive reform of the NHS could end up right back where it started with a legacy of nothing other than confusion and the waste of billions of pounds.