10 May 2019 — OurNHS
Private healthcare firms have just been offered a substantial say in deciding how billions of pounds of NHS mental health money is spent.
“No privatisation of the NHS on my watch,” said Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health, shortly after taking up his post. But this week the Health Services Journal (HSJ) revealed that “Providers offered control of NHSE budgets worth billions” (paywall). The article is explicit that the private healthcare sector is central among those now being offered control of at least £2billion of mental health cash.