2023-08-25 10:28

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NHS Abolition Bill Goes To Parliament Next Week

The Health Service Journal reports that Number 10 insists Integrated Care Systems will go ahead in April 2022, even though the new Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, has written to the prime minister proposing the Bill be delayed to put it “in the best possible shape”.

Pic: NHS Constituion cover - click to go to E-Library to download itControversial measures that include giving the health secretary more powers to direct the NHS are expected tobe included when the Bill enters the House of Commons. It is due to be published next week, with the second reading expected to take place before the summer break.

Further, data protection for everyone’s private medical records is being watered down and no longer a reason not to sell off access to the national medical records database to insurance companies, local authorties, private healthcare companies in the UK AND abroad!

The Health Service Journal news item reports:

“A well-placed source said that the most controversial measures in the bill (to give the health secretary more powers to direct NHS England and other NHS bodies, and to intervene in service reconfigurations) would remain in
place when it is introduced in coming days; although they could potentially be amended by government later.

Some have called for them to be removed, which could give the legislation a smoother passage through Parliament.”

Apparently Mr Javid’s letter to the prime minister raised concerns about a “huge bill with a scope that extends beyond the NHS into all aspects of health and care”.

As well as opening the NHS to the kind of corrupt contracting that has occurred under the Covid emergency regulations by removing competition and procurement rules, under Mr Hancock the Bill was expected to include controversial measures on data sharing.

The Health Service Journal piece quoted a DHSC spokesman, who was apparently briefing against the new Health Secretary:

“Our health and care bill builds on the NHS’ own proposals for reform and [will create an NHS] which is less bureaucratic, more accountable, and more integrated in the wake of the pandemic."

“Our proposals will give the NHS more power, not less and maintain the NHS’s clinical and operational independence while ensuring the Secretary of State has appropriate oversight and accountability.”

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Webeditor Chris Ingram commented:

"Unionsafety has previously reported on the slow destruction of the NHS, the political lies, and the media complacency for the last ten years. The reality is that whilst the new proposed Bill to make the 42 Integrated Care Systems that will control all delivery of Health and Social Care, and NOT the NHS; means the total privatisation of the healthcare of everyone living in England.

This control which will include the private medical records of everyone in the country, will be in the hands of private healthcare companies in the UK and abroad, especially the USA. Further, the exact nature and specific healthcare services to be delivered in each of the 42 ICS' will be determines by the the likes of Virgincare Certene Health and other private healthcare companies, as well as local businesses, local authorities, and with no impunity as they are totally independent; will be determined by these ICS boards.

In effect, the NHS will be quickly removed as the healthcare provider and will merely provide A&E services.

The introduction of private healthcarfe insurance as in the USA will then be a stone throw away once the databank of ALL medical records in England is completed and access is then sold by NHS England.

Yes, this Bill is indeed the NHS Abolition Bill - make no mistake about that!"

Source: Calderdale and Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS / HSJ / unionsafety

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