The following letter was sent to House of Lords peers by public health experts, expressing concern over the passing of the Health and Social Care Bill.
In an open letter to peers, published in today’s Daily Telegraph, over 300 public health experts call on the health bill to be withdrawn. The doctors warn that the reforms will ‘erode the NHS’s ethical foundations’, damage patient care and undermine trust in the medical profession.
The letter states: ‘It is our professional judgement that the Health and Social Care Bill will erode the NHS’s ethical and co-operative foundations and that it will not deliver efficiency, quality, fairness or choice.’
‘We therefore request that you reject passage of the Health and Social Care Bill.’