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PM stands firm on NHS changes

17th May 2011

The Prime Minister has said changes to the health service in England must be made in order to avert a "future crisis".

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David Cameron told workers at a London hospital that the NHS was doing well but had "enormous financial pressures" as peoples' longevity increased.

He dropped a hint that there might be changes to plans to give GPs greater control of budgets and offer private firms a stake in NHS business.

Labour said that health staff thought the NHS plans were a "complete shambles".

Mr Cameron said he "loved the NHS" during his address and added that it was the "most important" institution in the country for his family.

While he vowed never to take "risks" with the health service, he said there were problems due to wastage, administration and management.

"Sticking with the status quo and hoping we can get by with a bit more money is simply not a serious option," he said.

"There's only one option we've got and that is to change and modernise the NHS, to make it more efficient and more effective and above all, more focused on prevention, on health, not just sickness. We save the NHS by changing it."

 

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LYNNE HEAL

Thursday 19th May 2011 @ 18:37

New leadership in multiple sclerosis for CCSVI is needed interventional vascular radiologists are VITAL way forward for UK clinical trials as soon as possible to save the NHS billions of pounds someone needs to realise whats been going on for many many years .I have repeatedly asked for this via Parliament and David Cameron NO ONE LISTENS it would save our NHS billions of pounds as drugs would no longer be needed it all makes sense and is so easy to understand everyone is so stuck behind the times its a new way forward and VITAL for UK


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Article Information

Title: PM stands firm on NHS changes
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 18484
Date Added: 17th May 2011

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