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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Virgin Care - first of many vultures to start picking over the flesh of the NHS

Doctor and writer Max Pemberton has condemned the award of a £500 million contract to Virgin Care to provide community health services across Surrey as well as run the county’s prison healthcare from 1 April 2012. In a powerful critique Pemberton exposes the lies of the Con Dem government in denying that NHS reforms are leading to privatisation and claiming that they are providing NHS users with choice – ‘for example, what providers other than Virgin might be an option for Surrey residents?’