This map shows NHS outsourcing. What about other forms of NHS privatisation?

This map shows NHS outsourcing. What about other forms of NHS privatisation?

The World Health Organisation described privatisation as “…a process in which non-government actors become increasingly involved in the financing and/or provision of health care services.” Over the past 4 decades, UK politicians have enabled privatisation to infiltrate the NHS in various ways; for example many NHS Trusts are still paying off expensive Private Finance Initiatives that were started many years ago.

A lot of public money is also being spent on paying for private consultancy services, and in paying for hospital beds in private hospitals, because the NHS bed numbers have been cut back too far. EveryDoctor has previously looked into the PFI debt held by NHS trusts, the links between MPs and the private sector, and the private ambulance companies running NHS services. We will continue to investigate NHS privatisation, raise public awareness, and hold UK politicians to account for their decisions.

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