Polly Toynbee has noted this morning that:
One London teaching hospital in the forefront of integrating itself with local community care to treat more people at home, has just been told this too is "anti-competitive". Torbay, pioneer of integrating health and community care, is warned this is an anti-market "monopoly" that should be tendered out in bits.
I have had good experience of the need for integration in health care today. This idea that there may be 'competition' between hospitals and services is the complete antithesis of everything all good care should be about but is everything profit is about, which will benefit from confusion, duplication and chaos.
This is the reality of the Tory Health Service.
It s far removed from the National Health Service.