Coronavirus has written off NHS debt, achieved half a million unpaid staff ,
weekly applause , return on reduced money of retired GPs,
millions on unused Nightingale hospitals,
no resuscitation of elderly, autistic, learning disabled,
cancellation of urgent cancer treatment, closure of virtual GPs over bank holiday.
Our media led us to believe the crisis in our NHS is due to a lack of funding and increasing private contracts with Virgin, Serco, Capita etc.
Its lies, disguise the real sale off our NHS, by all political parties by the passing of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
So our Public NHS, a hallowed bastion of altruistic public service, trusted to do what is in our best interests, our servant not our master.
NHS is a brand, no one dare critise.
It can only be admired not questioned
Has been mendaciously, converted to a cabal of monopoly ‘privatisation’, run by mangers for maximum profit, on a commercially aware basis, in secret, using the public,, as a statistic for present and future profit.
By all commissioning of billions given to NHS England whose head is a UHS USA executive of 8 years.
With ever more media cries for more money to feed this profit, and harvest customers by preventative, innovative healthcare and medicalisation.
Is the NHS underfunded ?
The NHS was shown to be efficient and affordable, and didn’t need this radical reform.
The Commonwealth Fund, a private US foundation reported in 2010 ,using its own and other international data involving 20,000 patients in 11 developed countries found our NHS, one of the most cost effective systems with excellent access to care.
Who controls NHS money ?
By the Health and Social Care Act 2012, an all powerful national commissioning board
– NHS England, whose head is Stevens an ex executive vice president of USA UHS international,took control of NHS England funds now in excess of £100 billion
Asked in 2012, the civil servant for the accountability of the NHS fund gave a battingly convoluted 300 word answer,
in 2014 Bernard Jenkin, Tory Chair of the Committee questioned the complex relationship the Act had established between the Department for Health and NHS England the ‘arms lenght’ commissioning board.
‘Vast amounts of money are involved here £95.6 billion( 2012) in the case of NHS England alone and it is simply not acceptable that there is no clarity or clear accountability for that kind of public expenditure… The architecture is not meant to be reminiscent of the film the Matrix where doors open on virtual worlds which are insulated from reality and hidden from the public and from those meant to be accountable for them’.
Social Care budget is also included in HSCA 12
HSCA also included the LA budget for care, and destroyed the boundaries between medical healthcare,community and personal support for life, opening up huge areas of potential profit.
In Sheffield alone £464 million is available for health services and £107 million for social care and public health.
So, the NHS is now our social carer usurping many LA roles and budgets.
So why did all parties vote for HSCA 12 ? Despite all professional bodies GMC GPs etc being opposed
Political expediency/party presure ,power could be devolved to local Common Purpose controlled CCGS, ignorance of effect
What is now no distinction between Private and Public NHS ?.
Despite what was proposed was within the definition of ‘privatisation’,
the word redefined by ministers to ignore whether health services were provided by a public or private bodies
Few, as I didn’t, would know that the national MYDENTIST chain was run for profit as with most NHS and Community services.
Nor if their GP is employed by a private corporation.
Few in Sheffield will know the Health and Social Care Foundation Trust was converted to effectively a private company, its existing NHS managers made directors.
Nor how many more are now being run for profit not patients.
So the public have no way of finding out if the overriding duty of their services is to make profit and exploit them,
or to provide the best possible regulated NHS service, as they assume it is.
Worse still the public have no contract with service providers, their relationship dependent on trust in the NHS and so will find it impossible to sue for poor provision.
And their very vulnerability can be exploited in the ruthless commercial world.
As customers have no say/nor choice in their care. nor effect of outcomes on them.
The Myth of Competition by tender.
The lie of austerity,, resulting in the need for competive tendering of services, paved the way for monopoly cabal provision maximising profit and furthering globerlisation
S75 provides CCGs have to put out any services due for contractual renew to tender unless they prove there is only one provider capable of delivering the service ( How or who they prove this to is unknown )
And they are the only regulators of the proposed provision ordered by MHA section or MCA best interests.
The Health Select Committee stated ‘ collaboration, rather than competition, as an organising principle’
Laudably heralding in a cabal of private providers with absolute monopoly on provisions for effectively ever.
If there is only one qualified provider in their estimation they will always get the NHS contract
In February 2019 NHS England produced a document outlining changes it wanted to see in legislation.
It is not only in control of NHS and social care funds, but our legislature
One of its main proposals was to remove the obligation to put services out to competitive tender if local commissioners considered a service would be best provided from within the NHS.
This has the mendacious appearence of avoiding further NHS/CARE privitisation by providing NHS public,
but allows monopoly private contracts, avoiding choice or competition.
The cabal of NHS and community care provision- the real reason for the HSCA12
The HSCA was sold to Parliament, to promote patient and GP choice, but intended to produce the opposite.
Foundation Trusts are being privatised on the lie of sustainability.
are being privatised and/or consolidated by government special measures and bought up by the very foundation trusts they commission .
The Foundation Trusts make/request the funding for the services they already own,, or are buying up, or have financial interests in.
Such is the corruption, such is the profit
and the love of money is the root of all evil.