The role of GPs as the gatekeeper to the NHS must be reassessed
Boris Johnson has placed the NHS at the heart of his Government’s new programme for the next five years. The Prime Minister’s commitments to the service went a long way to spike Labour’s guns during the recent election campaign.
At times, the only attack line Jeremy Corbyn seemed able to deploy was the canard that the Tories would dismantle the NHS and sell it to the Americans as part of a trade deal. The Conservatives have been in power for most of the time since the health service was established in 1948 and had they intended to take it apart they would have done so by now.
But it would be a mistake for the Government to think...