December 13, 2006 08:37 ET

Amicus on the Health Select Committee Report

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 13, 2006) - Gail Cartmail, Amicus' Assistant General Secretary and Head of Amicus' Public Sector membership, said:

"The report identifies several factors that have contributed to the deficits in the NHS including the funding formula, poor financial central management and poor financial local management.

"It makes clear that the health service is suffering from costly and unproven NHS reforms such as PFI projects and the creation of Independent Treatment Centres. These changes are being forced on NHS staff and the public without consultation and rolled without evidence that they are either beneficial or cost effective."

Amicus is holding a summit of its public sector activists today and hundreds of Amicus members will be attending the TUC 'Speak Up for Public Services' mass lobby of Parliament on Tuesday 23rd January.

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