"The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it"
Aneurin Bevan

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

There's more of us than there are of you

According to Monitor the memberships of Foundation Trusts at 31 March this year were 1,236,132 public members (opt-in) and 516,361 staff members (opt-out). According to the BBC political party membership in 2011 was Conservative 177,000, Labour 190,000, and Lib Dem 66,000. So the political parties with 236k members (the Coalition) are making laws that will affect the trusts which have 1.2m public members.

There's more of us than there are of you, perhaps you should ask us (FT members) what we want before you make changes?

1 comment:

  1. That would be a good idea if they actually gave a shit - the listening exercise was a joke** - but they simply don't.

    **They agreed to listen - at no point did they promise to take any notice.

    The coalition - for which read Cameron - has it in for sick and, especially, disabled people at every level, from wrecking the benefits system to trashing the NHS - actions which, pursued as they are with such anger, vituperation and plain, old-fashioned lies and propaganda, can barely be considered sane.

    But hey, that's just me . . .