NHS cash flowed to private firms

Private healthcare companies, tech firms and management consultants have received millions of pounds in payments from public funds in the first full financial year of the coalition’s new-look NHS, according to a recent analysis carried out by the Guardian. The National Health Organisation which assigns £96bn to fund England’s health services, published its first detailed […]

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Total Assist Group advocate new competitive opportunities With an impressive portfolio of NHS trusts who partner with Total Assist Group, we continually strive to seek out exciting and rewarding positions across the UK for the doctors on our roster. Although usually specialising in locum hospital staff, we are currently expanding our pipeline of placements, venues […]

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Labour force NHS privatisation into the spotlight

Labour’s Andy Burnham calls for a halt to privatisation plans Labour’s shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has urged NHS England to stop privatisation of health services until after the general election. Declaring that voters need a “proper debate” about the future of the NHS, Mr Burnham will say in a speech later today that “privatisation is being forced […]

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Private healthcare discussions ‘toxic’

Health secretary emphasises talks should not be based on ideology Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has exclaimed that the debate over using private providers in the NHS is “utterly toxic”, and that poor care is inexcusable regardless of who delivers it. Speaking at a global health conference, the cabinet minister emphasised that he felt “pragmatism and neutrality”  were […]

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