Have your say – Integrated Care Providers Consultation – open untill 26th October 2018

Question: When is the best time for NHS England to consult the public on massive changes to their NHS? Answer: The summer holidays of course, when many people are away and Parliament is in recess. They are simply going through the motions and the consultation is a smokescreen to moving ahead with their plans. NHS … Continue reading Have your say – Integrated Care Providers Consultation – open untill 26th October 2018

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North by North West: Where is Greater Manchester’s transformation?

By Lawrence Dunhill 21 August 2018   It would be rash to start making early judgements on Greater Manchester’s devolution project, but there is some cause for concern around one of the key measures of success. With the help of a £450m transformation fund – a level of investment which other health economies would love … Continue reading North by North West: Where is Greater Manchester’s transformation?

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