Labour party will continue use of private contractors in the NHS

Arie, Sophie
October 2005
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/8/2005, Vol. 331 Issue 7520, p797
Academic Journal
States the UK Labour party wants to extend the use of private contractors in the National Health Service. Indication that a majority of delegates at the annual NHS conference rejected a motion for expanding privatization; The stance of David Prentis, leader of the public sector union Unison; View of Patricia Hewitt, secretary of state for health, that the government will continue its efforts to offer patients more choice; Comment of Frank Dobson, a former government official who says the private sector could cost the taxpayer more than service provided by the NHS.


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