It seems the London NHS Risk Assessment that was sent to the central Department of Health civil servants drawing up the Risk Register & Report (the document that Andrew Lansley refuses to publish, contrary to a ruling by the Information Commissioner), has been leaked and is now public knowledge.
According to the information in this document, London NHS’s Risk Register explicitly warns that the financial viability of the Tory NHS Bill is seriously questionable, predicting “deteriorations in the financial positions of one or more NHS organisations”.
Practices could go bust or require central intervention to prop up their financial position. The Risk Report also warns of economic ‘slippage’ & ‘cost pressures’ arising.
The London NHS risk report categorically states that commissioning groups run by GPs may “not be able to secure [services] […] within the running cost range”.
This means the “quality” of health care may be “poor”.
Please ask your MP to sign this Early Day Motion calling for the Risk Register to be published.