The government believes that in England GPs and not primary care trusts should manage NHS budgets.
Are GPs better placed than managers to respond to patient need? That's the central case being put forward by the health secretary, Andrew Lansley. He wants doctors in England to get together in groups to take charge of billions of pounds of health funding, thereby reducing the role of the primary care trusts. If you work in the health service, if you're a GP, if you're a patient we'd like to hear from you. Do you think this is the right approach? 03700 100 444 is the number to call, or you can e-mail via the website.
Call You and Yours: NHS Shake-Up
It's been called the biggest shake-up of the NHS in England for sixty years - plans to make GPs and not regional health service managers decide how much of the NHS budget is spent.
- Tue 13 Jul 2010 12:00