Posts Tagged ‘Privatisation’

Investigation reveals creeping NHS privatisation

A third of NHS contracts in England have been awarded to private sector providers since the service was reorganised in 2013, research suggests. Of 3,494 c...

MP Dorrell starts work for firm chasing NHS deal

There are calls for Stephen Dorrell to quit as either an MP or an adviser to a private firm targeting a lucrative NHS contract. The Tory is in a conflic...

Stop transatlantic trade deal threatening NHS

A free trade agreement between the European Union and USA is designed to meet the interests of corporations rather than patients and must be stopped in its...

Leaked report into cataract surgery revealed

Eye operations carried out by a private company on behalf of an NHS hospital appeared “rushed” and surgeons were allowed to press on even after patient...

Circle’s Hinchingbrooke losses approach £5m limit

The losses built up by Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust in its first two years under private management are just £150,000 short of the £5m ceiling at whi...

“NHS is being privatised without public say”

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham is calling for a halt to the privatisation of NHS services in England until after next year's general election. In a...

Private firms dominate new NHS contracts

Almost 70% of contracts for NHS services in England between April-December 2013 were won by private firms, a campaign group claims. NHS reforms mean 'qual...

Dangers of McDonaldisation in NHS healthcare

We live in an age in which bureaucratic and market logics are transforming all kinds of expert work. The term “McDonaldisation”, which American sociolo...

Private providers will win the telemedicine lottery

And so it begins, or perhaps I should say – continues; the car boot sale that is the NHS is gathering steam, as Dave’s mates circle to pick at its corp...

Stevenage Surgicentre: hospital licence suspension

A privately-run NHS hospital has been told its licence is to be suspended after three patients died following routine surgery, an MP says. Stevenage Co...

Privatised GP service ‘puts patients at risk’

A private company that took over the running of a GP out-of-hours service in north London has been severely criticised by the NHS regulator for failing to ...