Nurses say no to NHS plans

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NURSES from Hampshire met the Health Secretary to speak of their concerns about the NHS reform plans.

A group of nurses from the south east had a meeting with Andrew Lansley at the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) annual congress in Liverpool yesterday.

The nurses said they had grave concerns about the controversial plans to transform the NHS – which include putting GPs in charge of most of the healthcare budget.

Prior to their meeting, the RCN congress passed a vote of no confidence in Mr Lansley’s management of the NHS reforms.

Dr Peter Carter, RCN chief executive said: ‘The outcome of this is a reflection of many members’ passionate and honestly-held concerns that the proposed reforms could destabilise the NHS.’