In Our Hands: Queen Flogs The National Health Service
The NHS Published
By Julie Hyland March 2013
Plans for the wholesale privatisation of the NHS have now been laid bare in
Statutory Regulations published by the Department of Health.
The regulations, currently going through Her Majesties House of Lords, relate to the Health and Social Care Act that came into force last year.
The Act set out the largest reorganisation of the NHS in its history. The new regulations mean all contracts must be determined by market forces.
Sue Richards, from the Keep Our NHS Public campaign, explained the regulations bring the NHS under European Competition Law, making it prohibitive to remove ‘business opportunities’ for private companies.
At the end of this month, hundreds of Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities will be abolished and handed over to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) these profit motivated management groups that will control £60 Billion of health spending. Thousands of NHS staff will lose their jobs under the move.
The Section 75 regulation sets out
the rules to be applied to (CCGs). Under the guidelines it will be common
practice for CCG's to outsource to the nefarious private health sector. This
led to a barrage of complaints that Her Majesties Government had broken
With just weeks until the regulations become law more than 1,000 NHS doctors have written to the Daily Telegraph condemning the legislation. They urged parliamentarians to force an emergency debate and vote on privatising the NHS for corporate profit.
The NHS doctors are being studiously ignored by Her Majesties Ministers.
Writing in the Guardian, Dr. Clive Peedell said that regulations will also
make it easier for staff to be transferred over to the private sector—“a
huge bonus, given that 65 percent of health care expenditure is related to
staff costs. The Treasury has agreed to underwrite the pensions of NHS staff
who transfer to the private sector — effectively a subsidy from the
taxpayer. In addition to the de facto subsidy that exists when experienced
NHS staff, trained at NHS expense, move to the private sector.”
A letter to Health Minister Lord Howe from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, leaked to the Observer, also accused the government of reneging on its pledges. Academy chairman Professor Terence Stephenson expressed the academy’s concern at the introduction of unnecessary competition having adverse effects on patient services.
The new legislation will end any legal obligations for State Health Care. The 1946 legislation, that founded the NHS, "to provide health care, free at the point of use". Will be scrapped.
Clause 12 of the new legislation states that Her Majesties Government, via Her Majesties Secretary of State for Health, no longer has a legal “duty to provide” a comprehensive health service. In short; health care will be delivered on a profit making basis to those who can afford it.
Destruction of the NHS has long
been the Queen's ambition.
Last year entire hospitals were taken over by private companies.
Her Majesties latest legislation will make health care a wholly “for profit” entity.
The statutory regulations have let the cat out of the bag. Her Majesty and her Members of Parliament intend to dismantle all the social gains won by working people. That has been spelt out in the All-Party defence of NHS chief executive David Nicholson.
Nicholson was responsible for the Mid Staffs NHS Trust, during the period in which up to 1,200 patients are estimated to have died of the poor care they received at Stafford hospital. A public inquiry established that many died as the result of negligence, with patients left without pain relief, food and drinks, going unwashed for weeks at a time and left in soiled conditions for hours.
Relatives of those who died have
demanded Nicholson’s resignation, but at his appearance before the Commons
health committee, the chief executive denied any responsibility. Claiming
that he had “no idea” as to what was happening at Stafford hospital.
Nicholson’s main concern is obviously profit first people last.
Nicholson has been involved in the steady marketisation of the NHS since the Thatcher Safe in Our hands government in the 1980s and throughout the following excuses for government. He is now tasked with the final destruction of your NHS. Private Health "Care"
You may remember the Queen's
ex Prime Mouthpiece Tony Blair.
His catch phase was "Education, Education, Education". And we all know what happened to that. Recently Blair told the BBC: "Once you pull the lid of these repressive dictatorships, what comes out is a lot of religious, ethnic and tribal influences that need to be compatible for the modern world". Blair omitted to say spineless cretins like himself and the Queen's present Prime Mouthpiece - her pathetic cousin - Doris Cameron are employed by the Queen to keep these religious, ethnic and tribal gates of hate wide open to ensure to the poor get poorer. more