Hundreds of senior NHS figures have been sent letters asking for their resignation as part of the move towards controversial health reforms, Labour has revealed.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said chairs and directors of primary care trusts (PCTs) across England have been sent pro-forma resignation letters, even though reforms have not yet made their way through Parliament.
Letters include an explanation of what is required, as well as pre-written resignation letters.
Mr Burnham said the move threatened to create a leadership vacuum and accused Health Secretary Andrew Lansley of "steering the NHS towards the rocks".
Monday, December 19, 2011
Labour: UK NHS chiefs asked to resign