WITH regard to the story ‘Service Aiming to Ease Pressure’ (Hereford Times, January 8), doctors are represented by the British Medical Association and nurses by their Royal College and not Taurus Healthcare Ltd.

Taurus has a legal responsibility to represent its shareholders. I imagine that they would, quite reasonably, expect a dividend and the CEO, his deputy and others significant salaries for their efforts.

As more functions are moved from the public sector to private firms, so more funds are diverted from frontline NHS services to private profits.

This is why, if elected to government, the Labour Party will repeal the Health and Social Care Act (2012). Coincidentally, this was the year that Taurus was set up.

From its website it appears to commission health care; a role that the Tories told us would be undertaken by our GPs.

ANNA CODA Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for Hereford and South Herefordshire, Peterchurch