You have spoken – now we will take up the fight
Dr Ivan Benett is on the verge standing as an independent candidate at the upcoming election as a protest at Government health reforms.
He says if GPs give him their backing, he will stand for a seat in Manchester.
Dr Benett has also quit as a PCT professional executive committee chair and Labour Party member because of 'spurious targets' and creeping privatisation of the NHS.
'If I find there is a lot of GP support for me standing at the next general election that's what I will do,' he said. 'I am a reluctant critic of Labour but on health policy I am extremely unhappy.'
Dr Benett said he was particularly concerned that PCT funding was being used to help the local acute trust hit targets such as four-hour A&E waits.