So bad and vicious was the fighting that the British Transport Police were called-out to perform the unusual task of ‘riot control’, but from what I heard at the time, many officers were traumatised by the order to ‘beat back’ the fighting passengers, whilst trying to avoid hitting babies, children the elderly and pregnant women!
Although these letters are being sent out under the guise of NHS England, they are actually from a private company named ‘NHS Shared Business Services’ that has been given the job by the UK government of cutting the number of people currently held on GP lists. As it stands, everyone in the UK has the right to register for their healthcare at a local GP surgery of their choice, dependent upon the geographical location of their home. Once registered, individuals are able to access NHS care free of charge at the point of use. This new NHS List Maintenance Programme is a co-operative policy carried out by NHS SBS, the local GP’s (who presumably back it), and the national government. Excluded from this exercise in NHS cutting are the millions of people affected by the reality of its implication and implementation.