All the indications are that the NHS will gradually be privatised and we will have no power to stop it. The only way we can protect it is if we launch our own ‘NHS political party’ before the next general election.
I carried out a small survey on my patients, asking them what they would think if their doctors launched an NHS political party with a view to saving the NHS; 100% of my patients replied they would vote for it.
If you really want to protect the NHS, this is the only way. I’m sure we would be a third party, replacing the LibDems, and this would put us in the driving seat.
If such an initiative is not taken then the NHS is doomed to succumb to private providers. I therefore hope this suggestion will be given serious consideration.
Dr Hameed Din is a GP in Billericay, Essex