Serco and other private companies have been put in charge of running the Test and Trace system – but it’s a
disaster because it’s not actually “NHS” Test and Trace – it’s privatised Test and Trace.
The Government allocated £37 billion of taxpayer‘s money and gave huge contracts to SERCO and others with an unproven record. Those resources must instead go to the actual NHS and to Councils i.e. the people who are successfully delivering vaccinations to millions.. Those resources must instead to the actual NHS and to Councils i.e. the people who are
successfully delivering vaccinations to millions.
This is URGENT. Vaccines alone won’t beat Covid 19. Most success in other countries involved local contact tracing and isolating. As more Covidvariants emerge we need to act now.
“Not only are Councils naturally placed to respond quickly to the distinct needs, challenges and infection rates of their own area, but they are equipped with their own teams of public health professionals.”
Professor Donna Hall (Chair, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust)
An influential Parliamentary Committee said there was no evidence the “unimaginable” cost of Test & Trace made any progress in dealing with the pandemic. The Cross-Party Public Accounts Committee (PAC) added that despite being allocated £37 billion in funding, it failed to deliver the Government promise of preventing