Many commentators hold the view that we can’t have both Brexit and the NHS, and expecting a subsequent UK/US trade deal the Government will be desperate for; to result in an American Healthcare take-over of the NHS.
Many, politicians of differne persuasions also hold this view and see the exit of the Tory Government as the only way of saving the NHS after Brexit.
However, those holfing such views are sadly wrong in their assessments! Why you may ask.
The truth is that the destruction of the NHS is welll underway and the theat of ACOs is not the sole problem.
Right now NHS FoundationTrust Hospitals are beginning to implement one of the basic tenants of Redwood and Letwin’s 1988 NHS policy booklet: Britain’s Biggest Enterprise and Jeremy Hunt’s book on privatising the NHS:
Hospitals and their clinical staff are the conerstones of the NHS, without which there will be no such entity as a National Health Service.
Right now the ideas in both policy documents mentioned above is being implemented – total indepedence from the NHS both in terms of NHS Foundation Trust Boards and staff being TUPED out with the resultant loss of NHS pay and terms of conditions.