Articles by Dr David Wrigley
Dr David Wrigley is an NHS GP in Lancashire and a member of the British Medical Association General Practitioners Committee.
It has taken a year in the making but I was so proud to see the book I had contributed to on a shelf at WHSmith the other day. Last year a few of us sat down and realised we needed to set the record straight on the betrayal that the NHS was subjected to [...]
“I appeal to you as a member of the legislature to give this matter your attention and demand a debate and a vote on the floor of the House of Commons, to have these regulations withdrawn. We should not feel rushed into this given the importance of its implications.” Dr David Wrigley shares a letter to be sent to MPs asking them to support and defend a publicly provided NHS.
During the Health Bill’s troubled journey through Parliament the Medical Royal Colleges played a vital role in lobbying political decision makers. They are trusted friends of Government and seen as apolitical sounding boards. Ministers and Peers often speak to the College Presidents and ask their views on whether policies are ‘on track’ or able to [...]
“The coalition may have changed the wording but the original intention remains. Local commissioners will in effect be forced to put services out to competitive tender in order to prevent legal challenges from companies wishing to muscle in on NHS contracts.” Dr David Wrigley launches a renewed campaign against the NHS being ‘sold off to the highest bidder.’
Urgent, immediate action required please Secondary legislation under Section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 We have only learned this morning that the deadline for writing to the clerk mentioned below is tomorrow Monday 25th February so please write NOW if you can. We would be grateful if you also ask your friends and contacts to [...]
CCGs are at the forefront of the huge NHS re-organisation that we were told by David Cameron would never happen under his watch. There are three letters on the lips of everyone closely associated with CCGs at the moment - these three letters are CSU. These letters stand for Commissioning Support Units and you would be forgiven for not [...]
Since June 2009 the NHS in the UK has been told it MUST make ‘efficiency savings’ (cuts) of £20bn. The original edict came from Sir David Nicholson - then chief executive of the NHS and now chief executive of the all powerful English NHS National Commissioning Board. Since that time no one has been able to properly explain [...]