LIFT should make our hearts sink
From Dr Minesh Patel,
East Grinstead, West Sussex
It always makes me smile
when I read letters such as those from Chris Whitehouse from the LIFT LOBI (15 March), who is clearly working day
and night to put patients at
the heart of the health
It is only because of the shortsighted 'strategies' of the Department of Health and PCTs that we have seen rent reimbursement schemes
Add that to risk aversion
and a lack of financial understanding among GPs
and we can see why all that is left is LIFT, a 'here and now'
capital system where private equity backers can make practically the best guaranteed return in any financial
Pity the GPs who fail to understand that if someone else can make a profit, so can they.
Pity, also, the future generations of taxpayers who will pay through the nose to the LIFT LOBI to put private equity profit at the heart of the health agenda.