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Our Ref: JREID1.RTF 1st July 2003
Dr John Reid, Health Secretary
(for the personal attention of)
House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
Copies: Dr John Reid via other addresses, NHSCare.info if required.
Dear Dr Reid,
£10 billion Fraud, Coughlan and www.NHSCare.info
I wish to bring nhscare.info, to your personal attention, and to that of anyone you have researching "Coughlan" and "Free Continuing Care". I hope you will find the information clear, detailed, and free from political bias. I recommend that you at least read the "overview" linked from the front page - a printout is enclosed here.
Elsewhere on NHSCare.info I say, "hopefully the recent appointment of Dr John Reid as new Health Secretary means that this subject will soon get more government attention, and Tony Blair will soon be able to give it some of his time. Perhaps even John and Tony might invest a few minutes to read our simple overview. I can well understand why Alan Milburn chose to resign, and give more time to his family - with this little lot brewing up under him :-) ".
I draw your attention to "the NHS Con' Trick... Legislation, conceived during the Thatcher era, ..." within the overview. Maybe this is the time for the government to "seize the moral high ground" on this issue ? This also happens to be the legal high ground. I attended the small seminar in the Commons on 18th March (the day of the vote on Iraq), along with better known figures such as Lord Sutherland, Claire Raynor, Nicola Macintosh and Paul Burstow, MP. I have no political affiliations myself - as is explained on nhscare.info
I was very impressed by what I've seen of you on TV - particularly that recent "Breakfast with Frost" on the BBC. I recognize the difficulty of what lays ahead of you, but I hope you will at least "give it your best shot". If you did not appreciate the scale of the problem, and its possible remedies, perhaps you will after a visit to nhscare.info.
I will, of course, be happy to help in any way I can, and await with interest to hear if a copy of this letter reaches you. I'm sure you will agree this letter deserved your attention.