While the focus is on the massive cuts and closures programme, another nasty process is taking place within the NHS – privatisation. More and more parts of the NHS are now being run by private profit making companies. These companies are allowed to use the NHS logo, so it’s not obvious what’s going on. For example,the Urgent Care Centre at Ealing Hospital is private, along with many other services.
£8.7 billion pounds of NHS money – our money is now given to private providers to operate services on behalf of the NHS. That’s 7.6 % of the overall budget and it’s growing all the time.
Plans to cut and restructure the NHS are being drawn up at great cost – not by NHS staff, but by private consultancy firms. This article shows the fat cats are getting so confident they think it’s THEIR RIGHT to make profit out of our NHS. Just a few miles away from us in Surrey, Virgin are suing the local NHS!
Read this article to know more