At the Huffington Post, Dr Steve Taylor, Medical Director of Saving Lives, writes:
I believe the NHS provides a gold standard service of care to our HIV patients. Yes, I also admit we are likely not the cheapest service there is – but the NHS is about patients, about quality, and about care. It’s about joined-up working not fragmentation. A health service should not just be about cost.
Under the new regulations of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and particularly section 75, our service will have to be tendered – pitting colleague against colleague, private companies against the NHS. This will not power patient-centred care.