"Not only does coalition health secretary Andrew Lansley face similar anti-privatisation heat from Liberal Democrat backbenchers [as Blair did from his backbenchers], but he’s also under fire from fellow Tories, peeved that the NHS has been sheltered from spending cuts. At the same time, he’s announced that the vast majority of NHS managers are going to be sacked, then subsequently slagged-off independent providers and consultants for being “wasteful”: these are exactly the same people that are supposed to help make the white paper a reality. It is going to require a Herculean act of political strength to push the white paper through and, right now, Lansley is as weak as a baby."
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
These are interesting comments from Health Investor: