Scrap Laws Driving Privitisation of Health Service, say NHS Bosses

NHS England calls for end to rules under which firms have won £10.5bn of contracts

NHS bosses have urged ministers to scrap controversial legislation that has led to the widespread privatisation of healthcare as part of a major revamp of the health service.

NHS England outlined detailed plans that would repeal key parts of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to squeeze out private providers such as Virgin Care and let the NHS deliver more of its own care again.

The proposals include axing regulations that have allowed profit-driven health firms to win NHS contracts in England worth about £10.5bn in the five years after the act came into force in April 2013.


Full story on The Guardian, 28 February 2019