By Tim Hardy
In light of the government’s continued refusal to publish the official risk register, the Faculty of Public Health have produced a risk assessment of the Health and Social Care Bill, focusing primarily on the impact on patients and the public. It highlights four key areas of concern:
- loss of a comprehensive national health service
- increased costs
- reduced quality of care
- widening health inequalities.
This legislation could be forced through parliament on Tuesday 20 March 2012 without MPs having a chance to see the dangers of the reforms for which they are being told to vote.
This short film makes the professional case for dropping the bill.