My email to MPs, surname beginning with C (includes Cameron & Clegg)

10/04/2011

Dear MPs,

I am a GP in Tower Hamlets. Of course you know there is a lot of controversy around the Health and Social Care Bill, and that the coalition government has taken pause to re-think it. Within this Bill is a proposal to allow people in England to register with the GP of their choice, anywhere in England. Apparently all 3 major parties support this idea. It sounds like a perfectly good idea, who would not like to have this choice? The trouble is in the implementation, in the actual world.

 If you wanted to introduce a design fault into the system of primary care so as to undermine it (like a virus to infect IT systems), this would be a good one. Andrew Lansley has not thought this through (or if he has, he is not letting on; https://onegpprotest.org/2011/01/22/an-attempt-at-transparency-from-andrew-lansley/ ), the Department of Health has not thought it through (though they will say they have carried out a Consultation; this Consultation was really only a PR exercise, another New Labour ‘dodgy’ dossier). See the Royal of College of General Practitioner’s response to this ‘Consultation’: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/pdf/RCGP_response_DH%20-%20Your%20Choice%20of%20GP%20Practice.pdf

 I am a humble GP trying to do a good job and provide a good service to our patient population. Please do not plan and implement policies which make this more difficult. I would rather you fiddled your expenses than legislate these sorts of policies. For more information, see my blog   www.onegpprotest.org

  Best wishes,

 George

 The Tredegar Practice 35 St Stephens Road London E3 5JD

  http://twitter.com/#!/onegpprotest


My email to MPs, second half of the B’s

19/02/2011

 

I am a GP in Tower Hamlets. I am laboriously writing to every MP. You are the 2nd half of the B’s (there are a lot of you…). I was hoping to watch a film tonight, but am writing to you instead.

I am writing to alert you to one of the policies contained in the the Health and Social Care Bill: the proposal, backed by all three parties I am told, to encourage people to register with the GP practice of their choice, anywhere in England. This sounds like a perfectly good idea until you actually look at the practical implications. The Department of Health have not thought it through, Andy Burnham with New Labour’s ‘dodgy’ consultation did not think it through, Andrew Lansley has not thought it through.

I appeal to MPs of goodwill: look into this. Don’t take declarations of ‘Liberation’ and ‘Choice’ to lull you.

See my email with ‘Andrew Lansley’ on this issue before the General Election:

https://onegpprotest.org/2011/01/22/an-attempt-at-transparency-from-andrew-lansley/

See the Royal College of General Practitioners response to Andy Burnham’s so-called consultation:

http://www.rcgp.org.uk/pdf/RCGP_response_DH%20-%20Your%20Choice%20of%20GP%20Practice.pdf

Further details are contained in my blog, link below.

I wish you all well,

George

The Tredegar Practice, 35 St Stephens Road, London E3 5JD

www.onegpprotest.org

http://twitter.com/#!/onegpprotest