The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley has come under sharp criticism from general practitioners across the U. K. The reason behind the criticism is related to the reforms that Andrew Lansley would like to bring about in the NHS.
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has warned that the moves being implemented by the Health Secretary could result in the waning of the relationship between patients and their doctors. They have also stated that the reforms could dilute the level of expertise in the NHS trusts.
The comments and the point of view expressed by the RCGP were in relation to a response of a public consultation on the Government White Paper. Others related to the NHS have however, not raised such a hue and cry about the situation, though, they did make some skeptical statements.
The Royal College of Nursing felt that greater freedom would be a welcome change. Though, they did feel that as the new reforms are untested nothing could yet be predicted as to what is in store for the NHS community.
Whereas, the British Medical Association expressed that it was not blatantly against the reforms. However, the BMA did feel that bringing in new reforms could affect the stability and future of the NHS.
However, until and unless the reforms aren't implemented and executed quickly, there is nothing that can be predicted except skepticism. The ball is now in the court of Mr. Lansley.