The second remarkable feature of the NHS planning process inaugurated by the FYFV is its extraordinary, extra-legal and absolutely centralised nature.
And this leads to the third striking aspect of the FYFV: its comprehensive rejection of the aims and principles of the 2012 Act.
But the adoption or otherwise of any of the FYFV's new models of care should, of course, depend on independent evaluations--very few of which have been seriously undertaken on any of the new models rolled out under the marketisation programme.
Besides taking a sceptical approach to the new models promoted by the FYFV, we must not be afraid of restoring old models.
This eventuality would correspond with one of the 'new models of care' proposed by the FYFV, under the title of 'Primary Acute Care' systems.