Posts Tagged ‘Privatisation’

Former Tory health adviser joins US firm involved in NHS privatisation

A former Government health adviser has joined a US firm involved in NHS privatisation – a move campaigners say demonstrates the “wafer-thin partition...

Two thirds of doctors are concerned about NHS privatisation, survey finds

More than two thirds of doctors are uncomfortable with NHS privatisation, a report shows. The BMA report says the most common reasons for the concern is...

Privatisation: “government’s efforts to remove universal healthcare makes my blood boil”

On the surface, it appears that nothing has changed in the NHS. Patients can still see their GP or go to hospital and receive care free at the point of del...

Private health lobby advised on NHS hospital reconfiguration review

The authors of a major report on changes to NHS hospitals failed to declare that a lobbying network for the private healthcare industry was on its advisory...

Doctors denounce role of private healthcare in the NHS at BMA’s annual meeting

Doctors have backed a private members bill aimed at dismantling the last government’s NHS reforms and removing the market from the health service. The...

Taxpayers “exposed” by Hinchingbrooke deal

Oversight of the Hinchingbrooke Hospital contract - the first allowing an NHS hospital to be privately-managed - was "poor and inadequate". This is conclu...

Who is accountable for Hinchingbrooke disaster?

Circle became the first private company to run an NHS hospital when it took operational control of Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust in February 2012. H...

Circle to withdraw from Hinchingbrooke contract

The first private firm to manage an NHS hospital - Hinchingbrooke Hospital - intends to withdraw from its contract. Circle Holdings said its franchise is ...

“Our running of Hinchingbrooke is unsustainable”

Steve Melton, Chief Executive of Circle Like most hospitals, over the past year Hinchingbrooke saw unprecedented A&E attendances and not enough care p...

New bill seeks to reverse Tory health reforms

A new bill which proposes to halt the privatisation of the NHS will be scrutinised by MPs in 2015 having winged its way through two readings in the House o...

Dermatology shows how NHS being decimated

The news that a third of NHS contracts in England have been awarded to private sector providers since the service was reorganised in 2013 is a fact that de...