Two consultants have embarked on an ambitious 160-mile run to ‘defend the NHS’.
BMA council member Clive Peedell (pictured centre) and North Yorkshire consultant David Wilson (pictured left) are running from Cardiff to the Department of Health in London, to protest about the Health and Social Care Bill.
The clinical oncologists started their run at a statue of Aneurin Bevan in Cardiff city centre today (10/01/2012).
A ‘nervously excited’ Dr Peedell said: ‘We’re doing this to inform members of the public about the dangers of this bill and to put pressure on the government to get this stopped, if possible, by embarrassing them.
‘If we do not achieve that, this is important as it will put down a historic marker to say that, when things go wrong in the future, the majority of doctors wanted this bill withdrawn and opposed it in its entirety.
‘This run will increase awareness of the fact the bill will damage the medical profession and the doctor-patient relationship.’
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Iguess I should start reading the daily papers again, to be honest I have stayed away from the News and papers since beginning of December .. shocking I know.