The NHS is being privatised under your nose without you realising. Does anyone think Richard Branson is running NHS services out of the goodness of his heart?
Don’t be fooled, and keep your eyes open. Theresa May’s actions are running the NHS into the ground and paying ever increasing shareholder profits. How is paying shareholder profits in the interests of the UK public or the NHS? Answer – it isn’t. The removal of maternity services from West Cumberland Hospital is just a small visible tip of the iceberg. What you should be protesting about is the undercurrent of huge multi-million pound contracts you’re not seeing, because Theresa May doesn’t want you to.
The government introduced the 2012 Health and Social Care Act so that NHS services could be contracted out to ‘any qualified provider’, including private companies.
The 2012 Act also removed the government’s duty to provide healthcare for everyone. Remember that, it’s David Cameron’s legacy to the British people.
Did the British public agree to this? Did they agree to pay National Insurance and taxes so the Government could duck its responsibilities to provide health care whenever it chooses? I don’t think so.