Drop the Bill

Wrong prescriptionDavid Cameron and the Tories are carrying out unwanted and unnecessary changes to our NHS in the North East & Cumbria.

Their plans threaten to end the National Health Service as we know it.

David Cameron and the Tory-led government’s plans for the NHS are opposed by NHS professionals, patients and the public. Their Health & Social Care Bill risks increasing waiting times and creating a two-tier NHS.

Their plans are already causing damage to the NHS in the North East and Cumbria:

WASTING OVER £224M WITH UNNECESSARY CHANGE.
Changing the structure of the NHS in the region is costing over £224m, with local Trusts having to set aside vital funds to pay for bureaucracy and pay-offs for managers, only for many of them to be rehired as consultants.

 

MOVING MONEY FROM THE NORTH TO MORE AFFLUENT AREAS
Government funding changes are moving moneyallocated to fight health inequalities from this region to more affluent parts of the country where health inequalities are less. Local Health Trusts face losing around £100m in funding whilst affluent areas of the South East, like Surrey, are targetted for a £60m rise in funding.

INCREASING WAITING TIMES
The number of people waiting over 18 weeks for treatment in the region is already rising. The Tories’plans to allow hospitals to treat more private patients means that hospitals will be free to make NHS patients wait longer.

UNDERMINING THE BOND OF TRUST BETWEEN DOCTORS AND PATIENTS
The Health Bill turns the NHS into a full-blown commercial market. It creates financial incentives that could interfere with medical decisions and it pays. Doctors extra money to sit in meetings rather than treat patients.

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