Privatisation of the NHS by Stealth

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

Large numbers of GP Practices are being bought up by American Medical Insurance Companies, with the sole aim of making money, and they are not putting the health and welfare of patients first, by running those practices as businesses, instead of being NHS GP Service Providers


Started: 13th Sep 2021 at 17:35

Posted by: tonker (23930) 

"This article is more than 6 months old"?

Replied: 13th Sep 2021 at 19:25

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

This was on GB News yesterday LINK

Replied: 13th Sep 2021 at 21:09

Posted by: whups (6617) 

how long have been telling you 1stroke .this has been going on since 1948 .

Replied: 13th Sep 2021 at 23:53

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)


Well bugger me !!!!

Well don't ...................

Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 10:34

Posted by: whups (6617) 

the torys have wanted to get rid of our NHS from it,s inception & want us to have medical insurance so they can make a killing & give you a cheap form of health . now they have incorporated private health companies into our NHS board . wot,s that telling you 1stroke ? .

Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 11:41

Posted by: gaffer (6840) 


Privatisation means selling off a state asset to private enterprise.
Apart from a very small number of exceptions GPs are self employed either owning or renting surgeries. They are responsible for hiring and paying staff. They get an annual amount of money from the NHS depending mainly on the number of patients on their roll.
The NHS has a long term aim of bringing GPs on board as staff members but are constrained by the 1948 legislation.
In 1948 hospitals were nationalised which meant hospital doctors and consultants were salaried but the legislation gave them the right to undertake private work.
The example posted by TTS is a case of GPs cashing in by selling their surgeries to the highest bidder and walking away with a barrow load of cash. However, the Americans will have to stick to NHS rules to get their annual sum of money to run their surgeries.
By the way one Ashton GP owns 37 surgeries.

Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 12:15

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

Free prescriptions for wrinklies, to be phased out LINK

Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 13:43

Posted by: whups (6617) 

so tell us wots new then gaffer in selling off state assets ? .the yanks will NOT have to stick to rules as the torys are eroding those very rules .

Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 14:40
Last edited by whups: 14th Sep 2021 at 14:54:35

Posted by: gaffer (6840) 

Whups GPs surgeries are not state assets they belong to GPs or landlords who rent them. The only NHS state assets sold are land and redundant hospitals and other buildings.
In Wigan the closure of Billinge and Whelley hospitals raised around £40 million from the land sales. The money funded the Phase 4 extension at the Royal Albert, which includes A and E , diagnostics, maternity, cardiac catheter lab and other departments. A significant part of the cash was ploughed into primary care, Wrightington hospital and other projects.
Overall a good result for the people of Wigan and surrounding areas.
The Treasury is currently examining the duplication of very highly paid positions in the different organisations covered by NHS England.

Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 15:03

Posted by: thaknows (499)

Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 17:47

Posted by: tonker (23930) 

"the closure of Billinge and Whelley hospitals raised around £40 million from the land sales. "

I heard less than £5 million.

Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 20:36

Posted by: whups (6617) 

gp are of no interest because if they come into our health service most people wont be able to afford 1 . so put as many so-called facts as you like as it wont mean a carrot.

Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 23:49

Posted by: ena malcup (154)

Article in Independent describes the NHS as a "Sinking Ship"!

Replied: 15th Sep 2021 at 12:28

Posted by: whups (6617) 

and who,s doin their best to sink it , THE TORYS .

Replied: 16th Sep 2021 at 00:04

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3997) 

This link that our illustrious TTS put up is clear and to the point i did read it all and it is or is going to become a very serious problem !!!!! GB

Replied: 16th Sep 2021 at 14:36


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