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The great NHS sell off

Issue No. 2364

Tory dreams of dismantling the NHS and replacing it with private healthcare are taking a massive leap forwards.

Private sector firms are engaged in an “arms race” to win £5 billion of NHS work that has been put out to tender.

About 160 large scale contracts—covering everything from mental health to running hospitals and GP clinics—are now being advertised.

And even as privatisation proves to be a disaster in the out of hours service, Call 111, still more of the NHS is being sold off. 

Firms such as Virgin, G4S, Serco and Circle are engaged in a bidding war to see who can win the biggest chunk of the NHS budget.

That’s why the protest at the Tory party conference in Manchester  in September is so vital.

Health bosses plan more cuts as A&E crisis grows - read more here


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Tue 30 Jul 2013, 17:24 BST
Issue No. 2364
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