New Labour’s health cares
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick looks towards an unhealthy second term for the NHS.
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick looks towards an unhealthy second term for the NHS:
The more Tony Blair makes health a key political issue, the more the health service will suffer.
The unleashing of market forces and the politicisation of health have generated increased consumer demand on health services – while eroding the spirit of public service that sustained the old NHS.
Why should the government be instructing GPs to give out condoms to teenagers? To any teenager attracted by the offer, I would say: be careful. The price of a packet of condoms is the surrender of your personal life to professional intrusion.
As GPs highlight a ‘crisis’ in their profession, Dr Michael Fitzpatrick makes some positive suggestions for improving the health service.
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