Despite what they say, this government is privatising the NHS by stealth. By the start of 2014, 70% of all new contacts had gone to private companies.
Why is this such a disaster for our NHS?
Surveys show the NHS is one of the most cost-effective healthcare services in the world. The costs of healthcare are rising and, in real terms, the NHS budget is shrinking year by year. Privatising health services is not the solution this government says it is, because:
A privatised health service will cost far more and be much less safe and effective – so keep the NHS public.