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Nov 24 · Last update 11 days ago.

Are the Tories privatising the Nation Health Service?

Since its founding the UK's National Health Service (NHS) has been a nationalised centralised health body, but the Conservative Party's 'Health and Care Bill', which UK parliament are currently voting on, could change that, proposing the break up of centralised organisation in favour of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). These independently run ICSs will be established to take responsibility of planning and implementing regional health services in separate areas of public health such as GP surgeries, hospitals, mental health trusts, with the possibility of private companies stepping in to bridge the gaps. The health secretary, Sajid Javid, claims this will enable local health and care leaders to seek innovation in healthcare and a more regional approach to the country's health needs, however campaigners have argued that the bill will encourage of rationing of care and aid privatisation through the back door. So what exactly does the Health and Care Bill entail? Is this the death knell for the UK’s National Health Service? Are the Tories privatising the Nation Health Service? bills.parliament.uk/bills/3022
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This bill represents a slide into an American style healthcare system and is the culmination of the long-term aim of the Conservative Party, clear from both previous healthcare bills and this one, this is a continuation of a pattern of privatisation toward a managed health care system managed by private companies. Research shows that American corporations are embedding themselves in the NHS, starting with the Health & Social Care Act 2012, NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens' NHS Ten Year Plan, and now the Health and Care Bill have left the backdoor open to privatisation. Stevens himself is a former Senior Executive for UnitedHealth one of America's largest healthcare corporations, and he plans not only to implement ISCs, but to sell NHS data analytics, abolish procurement rules, and implement a 'discharge to access' system that normalises 'patient dumping' to save money as is the norm in the US. This legislation will legally lock in place what has already long been underway, through 'World Class Commissioning' and 'Clinical Commissioning Groups' we have already seen private companies step in and start imposing their private systems and budgetary mechanisms within the NHS, the Health and Care Bill will expand this into all other areas.

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This bill represents a slide into an American style healthcare system and is the culmination of the long-term aim of the Conservative Party, clear from both previous healthcare bills and this one, this is a continuation of a pattern of privatisation toward a managed health care system managed by private companies. Research shows that American corporations are embedding themselves in the NHS, starting with the Health & Social Care Act 2012, NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens' NHS Ten Year Plan, and now the Health and Care Bill have left the backdoor open to privatisation. Stevens himself is a former Senior Executive for UnitedHealth one of America's largest healthcare corporations, and he plans not only to implement ISCs, but to sell NHS data analytics, abolish procurement rules, and implement a 'discharge to access' system that normalises 'patient dumping' to save money as is the norm in the US. This legislation will legally lock in place what has already long been underway, through 'World Class Commissioning' and 'Clinical Commissioning Groups' we have already seen private companies step in and start imposing their private systems and budgetary mechanisms within the NHS, the Health and Care Bill will expand this into all other areas.
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