Harmoni puts patients at risk in London →
'Healthy competition’ in the NHS is a sick joke →
Rumour has it that Virgin is threatening to sue over this article. The NHS bill may be law, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to oppose it, or ever forget.
100 miles from the sea: A vigil for the NHS -... →
onehundredmilesfromthesea: Thank you to everyone taking part in the NHS vigils taking place tonight, either at one of the locations around the country here: http://eoin-clarke.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/announcing-20-local-demonstrations.html or for those who may struggle to get to street events due to disability, illness,…
NHS Fairness regulator works for US private health... →
Chairman of the NHS Co-operation and Competition Panel (CCP), Lord Carter of Coles is paid £799,000 as chairman of the UK branch of the American healthcare firm McKesson. The CCP will have an enlarged role under the bill as lots more private companies would be involved.
NHS privatisation: Compilation of financial and... →
This is a list of all the MPs and Lords who have a vested interest in the NHS bill passing, whether because they work for private health companies, related companies, or because they have accepted donations.
BMA: NHS Bill will cause 'irreversable damage' →
David Cameron’s repeated promise that GPs will be the key decisionmakers in healthcare as a result of the changes are a sham.
NHS Bill will damage children's health →
Paediatricians have written to the Lancet to say that they fear that vulnerable children will slip through the net of an NHS that is fragmented by this bill.
NHS patients 'will pay under health bill' →
Allyson Pollock, professor of public health at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, says the Health and Social Care Bill had “a hidden purpose” which amounted to privatising health services in Britain.
NHS papers expose risks of health reforms →
The government’s health reforms run a high risk of reducing levels of safety and patient care while leading to overspending, internal NHS reports have warned.
Private company wrote NHS legislation →
There seems to be a revolving door between McKinsey and the NHS, they pay for NHS executives to go to the opera, and they share their insider knowledge with their other clients who happen to be healthcare companies. “The doctors fear the fact that ‘private companies that have advised the Government on how to dismantle the old system stand to derive commercial benefits from the new...
Health reform is a chance to make "big profit" →
Mark Britnell, one of David Cameron’s health policy advisers told private companies that NHS reforms would lead to the NHS being a ”state insurance provider, not a state deliverer” of care. According to him, reforms would show “no mercy” to the NHS and offer a “big opportunity” to the for-profit sector.
NHS Patients offered private GP treatment →
If the bill passes, and GPs commission care, we could get a situation where they may choose not to commission things through the NHS that they can provide privately at a profit. The line between private practice and NHS practice will be blurred.
Health reforms - where they stand →
Most health bodies listed here think the bill should be dropped, or are hostile to it.
What the BMA did 70 years ago is irrelevant →
It’s hardly surprising that SEVENTY years ago the BMA opposed the creation of the NHS. But a lot has changed since World War 2.
£4 billion policy disaster →
The Health and Social care bill will cost billions, at a time when the NHS needs to save money, and that won’t be money that will actually help patients. “The Health and Social Care bill threatens to be financially as large as the poll tax fiasco under Mrs Thatcher.”
GP who supports bill "dumps" vulnerable patients →
Charles Alessi, a GP who supports the NHS Bill, runs a company that will no longer look after elderly patients. This will be the future of the nhs: Businesses won’t want to look after the elderly and vulnerable patients, because they won’t make a profit from them.
Attendo: Company who will "care" for mentally ill →
Attendo is a Swedish private healthcare company, with a “scandal-hit record of neglect”. Oh and they also employ Michael Fallon MP, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative party and David Cameron’s unofficial spokesperson. They will profit if this bill passes, and so will he.
New Legislation isn't Needed →
New Legislation isn’t required to do a lot of what’s in the Health and Social Care bill. One of the ways you can tell is that a lot has been done already and the bill isn’t even law yet.
No Evidence for Lansley's Plans →
The NHS has been reorganised many times, but sadly little research has been done to show which ways of organisation work better. There is no evidence that GP Commissioning is better than what we have now. However competition has been studied and in some cases leads to worse outcomes.
Lansley Bankrolled by Health Care Company →
Andrew Lansley, the minister of health, got a donation of £21,000 from someone who runs a health company in the UK, which stands to benefit if this law is passed.
2004: NHS "will not exist under tories" →
In 2004, Oliver Letwin said that within 5 years of a Conservative election victory, the NHS would cease to exist in its current form.