Labour, GP shortages, cuts, blamed for NHS privatisation

Nick Clegg has told MPs in angry exchanges in the House of Commons that the only privatisation of an NHS hospital has come under Labour. He was speaking about Hinchingbrooke in Cambridgeshire while pointing at the shadow health secretary Andy Burnham. He had been sparring with Harriet Harman at PMQs who claimed the deputy prime minister […]

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Fears that NHS privatisation is nearer than expected

Private firms receive insider information about NHS contracts A campaign group have discovered that consultancy and health insurance companies have been part of a discreet group which receives regular updates from senior health service managers. This has raised alarm bells that privatisation could be on the cards sooner than expected. Spinwatch obtained the information from […]

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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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