The proposed new changes to the NHS seem to revolve around money without ensuring that it will follow the patients.
What we need is integrated district area health authorities that are publicly accountable, rather than GP consortia.
GPs must be allowed to be family doctors and advocates of local health services. Good general practice can save the NHS billions, but 2011 needs to deliver a return to basics.
Science must override spin and soundbites, and patients must be placed before politics.
From Dr Vijay Bansal,
Stockton Heath, Cheshire