The new PCT has not been formed yet and we cannot predict what decisions it will make but we need to be prepared for the fact that handing over NHS services to the private sector will certainly be one option on their agenda.
We have drawn up a petition to demonstrate our opposition to any moves to hand over health care provision in Leeds to non NHS providers. The petition will be presented to the new pan Leeds PCT after it comes into existence in October 2006.
For those who are interested in discussing the threat to publicly provided health care in Leeds and how we might consider responding there will be a meeting on Thursday 14th. September 7:30pm at the Common Place, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds. This has been organised by a group of mental health workers and union members who work in primary care in Leeds.
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