Wednesday, 29 August 2012


Depressing but essential reading from Allyson Pollock

NHS franchising: the toxic world of globalised healthcare is upon us

Staff wages and benefits eroded through privatisation is nothing compared to what is in store for patients
... Since 1948, the NHS has been the model for universal heathcare on the basis of need and free at the point of use. In 2012, parliament in England passed a law effectively ending the NHS by abolishing the 60-year duty on the government to secure and provide healthcare for all. From 2013, there will be no National Health Service in England, and tax funding will increasingly flow to global healthcare corporations. In contrast, Scotland and Wales will continue to have a publicly accountable national health service....

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