As a GP I ought to say something about Lansley's plan for the NHS.
There now follows a pause while I collect my thoughts, and search for a word that will not result in this blog being blocked by filth filters. Aha:
Basically, it is another enormous waste of money, as jobs are shuffled around, buildings vacated, and headed notepaper is changed.
I chaired a Locality Commissioning Group in the 1990s. In those days, we had no money or powers. Now the same group will have millions, and a huge remit, which GPs will not be able to do, as they have the inconvenience of treating peoples sniffles, so they will engage managers to do it for them. SNAFU.
Yes, it is another step in the direction of privatisation. Every change brought on the NHS is about privatisation. Part of the strategy is to waste so much money on reorganisation that there is no sniffle service, so peeps are forced to go private.
I'm going to stop now. Blood pressure.