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Sunday, 26 May 2013

The vested interests behind NHS privatisation

Caroline Molloy, writing on the Open Democracy website, looks at the implications of ex-New Labour Health Minister Alan Milburn's appointment to the health board of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She identifies a major public policy concern that 'the revolving door between government and the private consultancies gives ample opportunity for political influence by the consultancies private sector clients. These clients include not just private healthcare firms and pharmaceutical companies, but telephone and IT companies, data collectors, private care home congolmerates, insurers and financial brokers'