Protecting the NHS
The Government has recently published a White Paper on the Future of the NHS. Some of its ideas are sensible: better integration between health and social care could be valuable.
But many patients’ groups and members of the medical profession are concerned that it paves the way for moving towards a US-style healthcare system, which as the chart shows is not a good benchmark, and that its provisions may lead to further privatisation and give ministers powers to award contracts to favoured companies without scrutiny or challenge.
We share their concerns and are setting-up a new project, jointly with the National Health Action Party, to analyse the provisions of the paper, to assess which are positive suggestions and which could be dangerous for the NHS, and to share our findings with MPs and campaigning groups working on the issue. You can read our initial findings here.
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