The Shadow Health Secretary John Healey has expressed concerns about the NHS reforms. He has felt that the reforms could invite private healthcare firms from other countries to rake in profits from the taxpayers' money.
Mr. Healey has expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the reforms and also felt that £3 billion would be too much to spend on the reforms. He further stated that the changes could put the NHS under more pressure, rather than lending a helping hand to the already rising problems of the NHS.
While talking to Sky News, Mr. Healey questioned the wisdom behind allocating money that was two-times more than the defense budget, towards the new reforms.
He further pointed out that GPs underwent training to treat sick people, and not ledger books. GPs would end up being confused with their job responsibilities, if another responsibility is handed over to them. Though, the government might assume that the GPs would carry out the accounts effectively, but it needs to be observed that the practitioners could just end up hiring more people to delegate the accounts work.
However, the most what, Mr. Healey was worried about was that the introduction of reform would mean private healthcare companies taking over the reins of the NHS to earn windfall profits.