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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Health & Social Care Bill remains a one way street to privatisation

UNISON NEC member James Anthony told Labour Party Conference that, despite cosmetic changes, “the predators that Ed spoke of in his speech are circling the NHS ready to use Any Willing Provider and competition law to force even well intentioned local commissioners to privatise services. And they are removing the private patient income cap. As Tory austerity bites, waiting lists are growing, and now those that can pay will be allowed to jump the queue.” http://www.unison.org.uk/asppresspack/pressrelease_view.asp?id=2458