Oh no! The NHS is being privatised – again

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The NHS is being privatised – again. The only people who can save our NHS (peace be upon it) are the heroes of the Left rabble rousing at political rallies, sending out angry tweets that instantly go viral and spreading misinformation in meme form. We've heard this all before pretty much every year of course, with […]
Share Rabble rousers on the left will describe almost any policy relating to the NHS as 'privatisation'

Rabble rousers on the left will describe almost any policy relating to the NHS as 'privatisation' In fact, the NHS Long Term Plan rolled back a number of market-based reforms

In fact, the NHS Long Term Plan rolled back a number of market-based reforms Why would the Tories privatise the NHS when it would likely lead to electoral oblivion?

The NHS is being privatised – again. The only people who can save our NHS (peace be upon it) are the heroes of the Left rabble rousing at political rallies, sending out angry tweets that instantly go viral and spreading misinformation in meme form.

We've heard this all before pretty much every year of course, with spikes in outrage whenever any healthcare related Bill passes through parliament. Now it's the new Health and Care Bill.

The Bill has passed the final hurdle in the House of Commons and will now head to the Lords. It will, according to the government, restructure parts of the NHS in England to create a 'truly integrated' healthcare system that involves less central bureaucracy. According to the Left, it will lead to the NHS being sold to private profiteers and a US style healthcare system being imposed in its place.

Instead of addressing the reforms, the Left are once again wailing 'we only have xx days to save the NHS!'.

The Health and Care Bill proposes to establish 42 independently run Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). This is not, as Twitter seems to believe, to break up the healthcare system into easily sellable chunks. There are already 42 ICSs in England, the Health and Care Bill will simply establish them as statutory bodies.

As they are not currently statutory bodies there are no formal requirements on their governance, leading to concerns about a lack of accountability and transparency. The Health and Care Bill seeks to address this.

The Bill will also overhaul the (wasteful and inefficient)…
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