This post is a simple list concerning the possibility of destruction of the NHS and replacement by privatisation. If you wish to add any other aspects please let me know. Regards Carol Dimon
There are plenty of references available to support these facts.
Foundation Trust hospitals are semi –private with no government involvement. Can accept more private paying patients than NHS
Many FT’s are now in debt. Set up to be privatised.
Poor care within the NHS does exist as within all areas of care, but it is emphasised politically and publicly. Meanwhile poor care continues within the private sector but it is more difficult to find reports of it within all countries. Many private companies have a gagging clause for staff.
Real estate investment trusts (See Lenin Nightingale 2015)
Private equity trusts
NHS resources/beds used by private hospitals
Some care must be private paid for eg super hearing aid or certain medication or certain operations. Lottery NHS.
Private owned hospitals eg VIRGIN still with NHS logo up—
Community care- no longer provided by local council in some districts.
Care homes pay private if have over a certain amount or pay a top up
Many MPs invest in private healthcare
Restricted funding to NHS meaning few staff, more overseas staff for example
Hospitals and accident and emergency services at risk
Restricted funding for hospices
Contract given to big businesses even if failing eg CIRCLE or Care UK
Regulations relaxed for private sector
Politicians support their friends who support politicians
Neoliberalism ie blame the individual. Your fault if you cannot pay. You get what you deserve.
Some refer to it as the New world Order- control of governments by higher/business authority . See Icke/Grupp/Kwame Nkrumah/Lenin Nightingale amongst others. The Government is ordered to privatise services.
So what can be done?
Campaign or protest- often overruled by police or politicians- see student fees campaign UK 2014.
News blocked/selected by mainstream media.
Alternative news sites- some are restricted
Internet- some blocked
Independent campaigners- trust one another and unite.
Some petitions and campaigns have had positive results. Is this giving false hope?
More staff support particularly for whistleblowers, many of whom are persecuted. This could come from Unions and internal as well as external to the establishment. However political factors often prohibit this.
Link up to overseas groups such as paying till it hurts (facebook) USA, and wikihospitals (Australia) to use the information illustrating the failures/dangers of privatisation.
Replace the political system with one that does not worship big businesses.