July 20, 2017

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Will STPs finally wreck the NHS? -

Sunday, June 18, 2017

STPs – A new way to wreck the NHS -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Private health insurance doesn’t cover A & E!! -

Monday, January 30, 2017

The real costs of NHS contracting out -

Monday, September 26, 2016

Taxpayers subsidising private pharmacies? -

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Private health insurance doesn’t cover A & E!!

“That’s the standard technique of privatisation: defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.” Noam Chomsky Top of the range private medical insurance is no good to you if you are involved in an accident and need urgent treatment. Private hospitals do not have Accident and Emergency (A & E) departments so you will be taken to an NHS hospital with an A & E. Up and down England A & Es are being threatened with closure as figures from NHS Improvement (the new combined name for Monitor and part of the…

The real costs of NHS contracting out

The NHS is being given away! Normally, ‘privatisation’ means that shares are sold by the state-owned organisation to private companies, financial institutions and individuals. But shares are not being sold in the NHS – it is being privatised by contracting out. It’s being given away, the taxpayer is not receiving one penny, and it’s downright theft. Not surprisingly, those benefitting from the taxpayers’ enforced largesse claim that this is not privatisation by the back door. The NHS will still exist although the provision of services will be contracted out to ‘any qualified provider’, which is supposed to be more efficient…

Requiem For The NHS

The Tories, And the quacks, Hated Nye Bevan, But he created, The NHS, For everyone, Rich or poor, And Free, At the point, Of delivery   Now the NHS, Beloved by the nation, Has reached its, Final destination, Pensioned off, At 65, Privatised, Under the guise, Of contracting out, Cut to pieces, All the parts, The entrails too, Disembowelled, And devoured, By the insatiable greed, Needed to feed, The financial contagion, Of Banks, Investment banks, Merchant banks Shadow banks, Hedge funds, Vulture funds, And the whole stinking edifice, That is PFI. The Private Finance Initiative.    Soon this will be,…