Back-door Privatisation: the rise of the spin-off company in the NHS

There have been a growing number of reports of cash-strapped hospital trusts announcing plans to develop private companies to employ non-clinical staff. Trusts are enthusiastic about this approach as a way to save money and reduce deficits. There are two ways money can be saved: through the VAT system - a private company working for … Continue reading Back-door Privatisation: the rise of the spin-off company in the NHS

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NHS Strikes in Wigan

Support staff at the three hospitals in Wigan borough are on strike this Wednesday and this Thursday, and we're urging all supporters to visit their picket lines whenever you can during that time. The strike is against the transfer of hundreds of staff to a "subsidiary company" which can attack their terms & conditions of … Continue reading NHS Strikes in Wigan

999 Call for the NHS Judicial Review Decision. Manchester 10.am Tue 15th May

Community Send Message The Judge who heard our Judicial Review of NHS England’s Accountable Care Organisation contract in Leeds High Court on 24th April is due to announce his decision tomorrow morning (Tuesday 15th MAY) at 10am in Court 45, Civil and Family Justice Centre, Manchester Apologies for such short notice - the court only … Continue reading 999 Call for the NHS Judicial Review Decision. Manchester 10.am Tue 15th May

Are cash-strapped hospitals walking into a trap that could cost the NHS its family silver?

CAROLINE MOLLOY 26 February 2018 Hospitals from Yorkshire to Yeovil are rushing to set up secretive private companies in which to transfer NHS staff and assets. OurNHS looks in depth at the possible impacts – and whether it’s likely to go horribly wrong. Image: NHS demonstration. PA Images/Victoria Jones. Dozens of NHS hospital trusts across … Continue reading Are cash-strapped hospitals walking into a trap that could cost the NHS its family silver?