#NHS Not all Privatisations are equal, some are worse and some are Evil…

In 2012, the then Coalition Government of Chuckle Brothers; David Cameron and Liberal Democrat, Nick Clegg, put into legislation the Health and Social Care Act.

This insidious bill — which has been completely overlooked by the British Media — removed for the first time since the NHS’s creation in 1948, the duty of the Sec of State in the provision of a comprehensive, universal NHS that is free at the point of clinical need which is publicly funded, owned, managed and delivered by NHS staff.

The Austerity agenda of the Coalition Government, of a privatised NHS commissioning, was clear from the start…

Jobs for the boys…

Simon Stevens proposed legislation would exempt private companies from competition rules and regulation and would almost certainly to establish United Health’s subsidiary: ‘Optum’ as anear-monopoly provider of the strategic commissioning functions of Integrated Care Systems…

Weasel Words…

Bullshit Games from Private Healthcare…

We have seen from the Conservative Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, that the corrupt and secretive handing out of £bns of public money to companies — often with financial and personal connections with the Conservative Party — has resulted from the emergency suspension of requirements to publicise contract opportunities so that companies are able to bid freely for them.

Far from increasing accountability to patients, privatising NHS Commissioning and putting it in the hands of US companies would undermine accountability to patients and endanger clinicians’ ability to practice evidence-based medicine, where treatment is decided on the basis of dialogue between clinician and patient about the best option in the patient’s individual circumstances…

Sir Simon Stevens. Knighted for services to privatisation

Effectively the proposed legislation would seal the degradation of the NHS from a comprehensive, universal public service that’s based on meeting people’s medical needs (not on our ability to pay), into a state-funded business where access to health care is driven by actuarial considerations.

You are a Barcode…

Barcoding patients to track their costs to the NHS Patient Level Information Costing Systems — which are central to Integrated Care Systems/Organisations — are another threat to accountability to patients.

Population Health Management…

NHS Privatisation being done in your name. Vote Tory and go back to sleep.

They want your data…

To share and “build on the experience of data sharing during COVID”.

Lina Dencik

What we are looking at is the disintegration of our NHS rather than integration: ‘bodies’; ‘systems’; and ‘own governance’…

The NHS should never be corporatised and the terminology used by the NHSE quango currently clearly demonstrates that it has been.

The general public have been misled by the terminology and rhetoric in promoting *Accountable* Care model/*Integrated* Care Systems and do not understand the implications. I doubt even whether many NHS frontline staff, or MPs actually understand.

Do you?

Loser in a Lost Land…

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