Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Government Minister Fails to Reassure Brake on Future of Better Healthcare Closer to Home

October 25, 2005 5:01 AM

Speaking during health questions today, Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington challenged the Health Minister, Jane Kennedy MP, to confirm that the 'Better Healthcare Closer to Home' proposals were still on track.

He asked the Minister to confirm who will be running the local care hospitals when the Primary Care Trusts start to secure services from a range of providers rather than being a provider of services themselves. These changes to the NHS are set out in a Department of Health document entitled 'Commissioning a Patient Led NHS', published on 28th July 2005.

Mr Brake said, "The Minister had no answers. The fact is now nobody knows who will be running the local care hospitals central to the 'Better Healthcare Closer to Home' proposals. It could be a private company, a consortia of GPS or even the local Council. Or it might still be the PCT. Nor was the Minister able to provide any reassurances for staff within the NHS about who their employer might be in future. The uncertainty this has created for staff both in the local Sutton and Merton PCT and also the Epsom and St Helier Trust is most unwelcome."

What would you like to do next?

  • Subscribe for updates

    Read updates from this website in your desktop or online news reader

    • On a news reader website

      •  
      •  
      •  

      In a desktop news reader or a website not listed above

      •  
    • Example monthly digest email
      •  
      •  
      •  
    • If you submit your contact details, Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Democrats, and their elected representatives may use the information you provide to contact you about issues you may find of interest. Some of the contacts may be automated. You can opt out of these contacts at any time by contacting us.


    • Generate different image

    Join our email list

    • If you submit your contact details, Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Democrats, and their elected representatives may use the information you provide to contact you about issues you may find of interest. Some of the contacts may be automated. You can opt out of these contacts at any time by contacting us.


    • Generate different image

    Follow the party's activity on...

    • YouTube:
  • Share this page

    Share this page on another website

    Link to this page

    On websites and printed material:
    tombrake.co.uk/en/article/2005/071099/government-minister-fails-to-reassure-brake-on-future-of-better-healthcare-closer-to-home?display=Desktop
    In text messages, Twitter, or reading over the phone:
    tombrake.co.uk/a9345

    Email this page to a friend


    • Generate different image
  • Help out or donate

    Help out in your local area

      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
    • If you submit your contact details, Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Democrats, and their elected representatives may use the information you provide to contact you about issues you may find of interest. Some of the contacts may be automated. You can opt out of these contacts at any time by contacting us.


    • Generate different image
  • Tell us what you think

    Send us your views

    If you are a resident of the Carshalton and Wallington constituency and are writing to discuss any issue that Parliament or government is responsible for, you must provide your home address as MPs are generally only permitted to act on behalf of constituents.

    If you are not a constituent, you do not need to provide your address, but the matters we can deal with are more limited and you may wish to contact your local MP in the first instance.

    • If you agree, Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Democrats, and their elected representatives may use the information you provide to contact you about issues you may find of interest. Some of the contacts may be automated. You can opt out of these contacts at any time by contacting us.


    • Generate different image