The reform of the NHS is now before parliament but is attracting almost no attention in the media at present. That is wrong. In effect the privatisation of the NHS is on the agenda.
I draw attention to this tweet and the links in it:
*Breaking News* Turns out thereâ€™s a reason the #NHSWhitePaper said â€œflexibilityâ€ 38 times. #HealthandCareBill will remove statutory duty to provide hospital services.
Professor @AllysonPollock's analysis can be downloaded here: https://t.co/9owQtxwAS8 pic.twitter.com/U89rV60iDx
— Moosa Qureshi (@DrMQureshi) July 13, 2021
What is planned is a two-tier system. There will be basic NHS provision, but beyond a very basic service it is entirely possible that insurance may be required to provide additional services.
People need to wake up to this issue: the government is hoping that this will progress under the radar, and it must not.
I will be returning to this issue, probably many times