NHS Reinstatement Bill

Posted on: 11th March 2015


Andrew George MP and Caroline Lucas MP

Local MP, Andrew George, will today (Wednesday 11th March) with Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas table a Presentation Bill on the floor of the House of Commons.  The Bill – the NHS Reinstatement Bill – will mitigate the ongoing risks to the NHS of the combined impact of reforms of the last Labour Government and the Lansley Health and Social Care Act.

The NHS Reinstatement Bill sets down a marker; a starting point for discussion and planning amongst those who care about the future of our NHS and who want the next Government to respond positively.

Mr George said, “There are many risks which need to be dealt with. The public sector ethos of the NHS is at risk.  The current dynamics and structures within the NHS means that the risk of fragmentation has been heightened. The private sector is camped on the front lawn of core NHS services, preying on the NHS and cherry picking its easiest and most profitable services.

“The last thing the NHS needs now is yet another top down reorganisation. The NHS Reinstatement Bill provides a good basis for a better direction of travel for the NHS.”