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GP partnerships will be gone in ten years, says NHS England official

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This is not a principal versus salaried argument. Divide and rule always works. The fact is the Deregulation Bill will allow US corporates to maximise profits by delivering dumbed down care provided by unqualified people. UnitedHealth and other multinationals are waiting in the wings to grab the profitable aspects of the NHS. The HSCA gives enormous discretion to CCG to decide which services to provide. As the transition to insurance model continues, insurers will try to attract the fit and young with free gym membership etc whilst the sick and old will be kept away by Personal Health Budgets until the majority have taken out their top-up insurance which they will need in the contracted NHS. QIPP 2009 sets out the sell off of 2/3 publically owned hospitals. The reduced access will be the driver for the insurance industry. We are continually being softened up by 'zombie' policy suggestions by the pro-privatisation think tanks and groups eg King's Fund and Reform. The evidence of the Commonwealth Fund report 'Mirror Mirror' ranked the NHS 1st for quality, access and efficiency. This means nothing to our media or greedy political elites who do the bidding of the Corporations. Their betrayal will be made irreversible with the adoption of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU/US trade deal) which elevates corporations to the level of sovereign states and will sweep away protections on food safety, environment and employment rights. Medics need to get informed and become active defenders of the NHS themselves. Don't sit back waiting for the BMA or GPC to act. They have been shown to be impotent and complicit prior to 2012.

Posted date

12 Sep 2014

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