Here are the GP Practices taken over by US health insurance giant Centene

23 February 2021

US health insurance giant, Centene, through its UK subsidiary, Operose Health, has been taking over GP surgeries and practices in London and across the country for many years. 

Centene has recently taken over AT Medics, a primary care provider responsible for 49 GP surgeries and over 370,000 patients in the Greater London area.

With a total of 70 GP surgeries and practices, Centene is almost certainly the largest single provider of NHS primary care in England. 

This is shocking. Even the Daily Mail has called Centene a “profit greedy” company.

Below is a full list of the GP surgeries and practices currently owned by Centene, through its subsidiary Operose Health UK. 

Your GP’s surgery might be next - wherever you live.

Sign the petition and oppose the sell-off of our GP surgeries to Centene or any other corporation

Birmingham

Birmingham Urgent Treatment Centre     

Lower Ground Floor, Boots The Chemists Ltd, 66 High Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7TA

 

The Practice Old Hill     

Priest House Ground Floor, Priest Street, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 6JN 

 

Doncaster

The Flying Scotsman Health Centre     

St Sepulchre Gate W, Doncaster DN1 3AP

 

Essex

The Practice Leecon & Hawkwell     

1 Leecon Way, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1TU

 

Great Missenden

The Practice Prospect House     

108 High St, Great Missenden HP16 0BG

 

Leeds

The Practice Harehills Corner     

209 Roundhay Road, Harehills, Leeds LS8 4HQ

 

The Practice Lincoln Green     

Burmantofts Health Centre, Cromwell Mount, Leeds LS9 7TA

 

Luton 

Bramingham Park Medical Centre     

Lucas Gardens, Barton Hills, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 4BG

 

Kingsway Health Centre     

385 Dunstable Rd, Maidenhall, Luton LU4 8BY

 

Milton Keynes

Brooklands Health Centre     

Montague Cres, Broughton, Milton Keynes MK10 7LN

 

Newport Pagnell

Kingfisher Surgery     

26 Elthorne Way, Newport Pagnell MK16 0JR

 

Nottingham

Balderton Primary Care Centre     

Lowfield Lane, Balderton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 3HJ

 

Broad Oak Medical Practice     

116 Strelley Road, Nottingham, NG8 6LN

 

Kirkby Community Primary Care Centre     

Ashfield Health & Wellbeing Centre, Portland St, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 7AE

 

Southglade Medical Practice     

Southglade Rd, Nottingham NG5 5GU

 

The Practice St Albans & Nirmala     

112 Pedmore Valley, Nottingham NG5 5NN

 

Southend-on-Sea

The Practice Northumberland Avenue     

32 Northumberland Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2TH

 

Watford

The Pathfinder Practice     

South West Herts Health Centre, Oxhey Dr, South Oxhey, Watford WD19 7SF

 

London

Albert Road Surgery    

76 Albert Road, North Woolwich, London E16 2DY

 

Bank House Surgery    

84 High Street, Farnborough, BR6 7BA

 

Barlby Surgery    

Exmoor Street, W10 6DZ

 

Britannia Village Surgery    

12a Wesley Avenue, London, E16 1TU

 

Brunswick Medical Centre    

39 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AF

 

Burnley Medical Practice    

Willesden Centre For Health, Robson Avenue, NW10 3RY

 

Camden Health Improvement Practice    

The Margarete Centre, 108 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2LS

 

Canberra Old Oak Surgery    

56 Bloemfontein Road, London, W12 7FG

 

Carpenters Practice    

236-252 High Street, Stratford, E15 2JA

 

Cassidy Medical Centre    

651a Fulham Road, SW6 5PX

 

Church Road Practice    

The Centre Manor Park, 30 Church Road, Manor Park, E12 6AQ

 

Earls Court Health and Wellbeing Centre    

2b Hogarth Road, London, SW5 0PT

 

East One Health    

14 Deancross Street, E1 2QA

 

Edith Cavell Surgery    

41 A-C Streatham Hill, London, SW2 4TP

 

Falmouth Road Group Practice    

78 Falmouth Road, Borough, SE1 4JW

 

Fieldway Medical Centre    

15a Danebury, CR0 9EU

 

GP Hub Brondesbury    

279 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JQ

 

GP Hub Caversham    

4 Peckwater Street, NW5 2UP

 

GP Hub Central Croydon    

East Croydon Medical Centre, 59 Addiscombe Road, CR0 6SD

 

GP Hub Parkway    

Parkway Health Centre, Parkway, New Addington, CR0 0JA

 

GP Hub Purley    

Purley War Memorial Hospital, 856 Brighton Road, CR8 2YL

 

GP Hub Somers Town    

77-83 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1HY

 

GP Hub Swiss Cottage    

2 Winchester Mews, NW3 3NP

 

Hanley Primary Care Centre    

51 Hanley Road, London, N4 3DU

 

Headley Drive Surgery    

117a Headley Drive, CR0 0QL

 

Kings Cross Surgery    

The Bloomsbury Building, St. Pancras Hospital, NW1 0PE

 

Kings Road Medical Centre    

529 Kings Road, SW10 0UD

 

Lucas Avenue Practice    

1A Lucas Ave, London, E13 0QP

 

Mitchison Road Surgery    

2 Mitchison Road, London, N1 3NG

 

Mollison Way Surgery    

45c-46 South Parade, Mollison Way, Edgware, HA8 5QL

 

Parkway Health Centre    

Parkway, CR0 0JA

 

Queens Road Surgery    

136 Meeting House Lane, SE15 2UA

 

Silverlock Medical Centre    

2 Verney Way, London, SE16 3HA

 

Somers Town Medical Centre    

77-83 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1HY

 

St Ann's Road Surgery    

Laurels Healthy Living Centre, 256 St Ann’s Road, Tottenham, N15 5AZ

 

St Luke's Practice    

2 St Luke’s Square, Canning Town, E16 1HT

 

Streatham High Practice    

1st Floor, 2-8 Gracefield Gardens, SW16 2ST

 

Streatham Place Surgery    

26-28 Streatham Place, London, SW2 4QY

 

Thamesmead Health Centre    

4-5 Thames Reach, Thamesmead, London, SE28 0NY

 

The Lister Practice    

101 Peckham Road, SE15 5LJ

 

The Loxford Practice    

417 Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG1 2SN

 

The Practice Beacon Medical Centre     

The Garden Room at the Lighthouse, 111-117 Lancaster Rd, Ladbroke Grove, London W11 1QT

 

The Practice Furzedown     

88e Eardley Rd, London SW16 6BL

 

The Practice John Smith Medical Centre     

145 Bevan Ave, Barking IG11 9NS 

 

The Randolph Surgery    

235a Elgin Avenue, W9 1NH

 

Thornton Road Surgery    

299 Thornton Road, CR0 3EW

 

Trowbridge Surgery    

18 Merriam Avenue, London, E9 5NE

 

Valley Park Surgery    

Healthy Living Centre, Franklin Way, CR0 4YD

 

Wembley Practice    

116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, HA0 4UZ

 

Whitechapel Health Centre    

Shah Jalal Medical Centre, 44 Hessel Street, E1 2LP

 

Victoria Medical    

1 Queens Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8GD

 

 

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Comments

jim gault replied on

Most people in Britain today can't imagine having to pay for treatment, but for my parents generation it was commonplace for families to be unable to afford medical help. People suffered painful illness all the time. Imagine watching one of your children suffering because you couldn't afford the doctors bills. That's how it was until 1949..... and that's what this government has planned for us when they've sold our health service to the highest bidder. It's already well on it's way.

P barrett replied on

The privatisation of the NHS through the back door is disgraceful this should cease immediately .TheNHS is free at source should remain so. It is typical of the Americans to make a profit out of the pain and suffering of people they are morally bankrupt and this government Should be held to account.All of the those areas of the NHS that have been privatised should be taken back into public ownership as soon as is practically possible.

Jean Davis replied on

I agree people pay NI out of wages for NHS and have done for about 70 years keep it as is

Patrick Lilley replied on

NHS funding (approx. 80%) from general taxation... the govt recently starting taking more from NI.

Michael Coleman replied on

Jim, you're wrong about the highest bidder, bungling boris and his gangsters don't really understand money (we give them so much of it - and expenses) they just want to sell our NHS to anyone, so that the working class will suffer; just the old days when the poor went to the workhouse!

Jan replied on

And did it in such a way people were not aware of it.

nicholas humby replied on

This is another privatisation of our NHS which belongs to us all and seems to be happening by stealth.It's a typical Tory tactic and it must be brought to the public's attention.

Roger Luffman replied on

Sadly there are people in the Labour Party even now who are actively invved in the privatisation of our NHS. At the very least they should be named and shamed.

Zak replied on

We're waiting for the names... Meanwhile probably better to concentrate on those in power?

Sheila Mawaziny replied on

That is disgusting. At least I can ask my MP if she is one of them and everyone who has a Labour MP could do the same.

Unfortunately I suspect that much of this shady business is carried on out of hearing and sight.

The problem is that many people are completely unaware of the impact of not having a good NHS .

Denise Fowler replied on

I ENTIRELY AGREE

Lisa Robinson replied on

Is this honestly true, Roger Luffman? I find it impossible to believe and would appreciate evidence, please, if you write this for the public to see and believe....

Martin Sookias replied on

I remember my father, as a very caring GP, being thrilled when finally he could prescribe the medicines his patients needed rather than what they might be able to afford. It seems that, in every area in which the quality of life matters, whether it's health, education, food, our barely United Kingdom, even our natural global freedoms of personal association, the malign influence of Brexit is hell-bent on destruction.

Michael Gascoigne replied on

I find it incredible that NHS surgeries are being owned by large American companies. This is not what the founding fathers of the NHS had in mind in 1947/48. Boris, step up to the mark and make the NHS a British, publicly owned organisation., just as was planned in 1947 and became publicly owned when it came into existence in 1948.

Barbara Wotton replied on

I totally agree but the generation that have enjoyed knowing you will be cared for free of charge is on the way out and the new generation have no idea what they will be in for when the NHS has gone I dont understand how this could be happening especially as we have been promised that no way would the NHS be sold off but slowly behind all our backs it's going I wish I knew how much more how this works it seems in 10 to 15 years we will end up like USA not being able to give people with Diabetes there prescription without them paying a very high price so the people who are on a limited budget suffer

Nigel Page replied on

Agree with all you said apart from the 10 or 15 years. Because there is no opposition, the next term of Tory Government will see see health for profit mainly implanted by then.

E Harkin replied on

So, the NHS is not 'on the table' then!

I am incensed by this and have to wonder why I didn't know.

A stop MUST be put to this and the NHS brought back fully in to public ownership.

Lynne Crowe replied on

Why isn't the British press making a fuss about this? The PM has said time and time again that he definitely won't privatise the NHS. Does Kier Starmer know about it? Why isn't he making a fuss too?

I thought D Cameron's government was the worst in my lifetime, but he was an innocent compared !

Joe replied on

Because the British press is owned by the elite, Murdock for one who want NHS privatisation. Corbyn did warn us and thevp press called him a liar. NH$

Linden Empson replied on

It was going on under Cameron's reign. There has been one giant cover up from the beginning. Could it be due to a Tory Press and

Tory ideology, which opposed the introduction of the NHS at the outset, that doesn't believe in State Funding for pretty well anything,and certainly not a Welfare State.

Michael Coleman replied on

In a nutshell, the tory owned media. So you'll never see it in the press or on tv.

austin horne replied on

It was going on under Blair's government too !

Claire Hetherington replied on

In a nutshell, we don't hear about this in the British press because Murdoch. Dear old Rupe and a few other like minded oligarchs run the British Press and the British Government as well (whether under Johnson or Starmer) for the benefit of themselves and other obscenely greedy billionaires. The reason Jeremy Corbyn was so vilified in the British Press was that, unlike many politicians, he could not be browbeaten, bribed, or bought. If he'd made it to 10 Downing Street (as he very nearly did in 2017) we'd be feeling a lot more secure about our NHS and American Healthcare giants would be facing the wrath of their disappointed shareholders..... we can but dream.

j Ireland replied on

Once again, despite promises to the contrary, this government is selling off our national institutionsby stealth. It is time it was stopped and made public what they are about. It would be interesting to know how many of our MPs. and other public figures/organisations have shares etc in these companies.

Anthony (Tony) ... replied on

Not just stopped, but *reversed*. Why aren't hospital doctors able to buy up these practices? ... No need to answer!

Patricia Jean Lee replied on

This simply must not be allowed to happen.! What is our government thinking of? We as a nation do not want it.

Anonymous replied on

Privatisation of the NHS has ALWAYS been the intention if this government. They lie all the time but too many are all too willing to believe, or disregard the lies until the consequences affect them personally. I'm old and won't be around to suffer the consequences for long but I'm desperately worried about the future for my family

anonymouse replied on

Am in the same position and couldn't agree more!

Jeff Mathews replied on

Once again this Tory government says one thing and does something entirely different. I remember David Cameron proclaiming his love for the NHS before throwing it under Lansley's bus. Johnson has said something similar, but he is known for his struggles with truth, surprised I’m not, disgusted by the Tory's cavalier approach to the good things in the UK, yes I am.

Why are we so powerless in the face of so much deception by politicians that claim to uphold our values.

Cynthia Ankers replied on

this is a disgrace. I was unaware this was happening, I am sure most of the population would be horrified if they knew this was happening. How has sit been allowed to happen?

Frances Bell replied on

I had no idea. surely it should be the NHS that benefits from the everyday health system

melissa ironside replied on

I absolutely agree with this cause. People should not profit from national causes such as this.

John Mansbridge replied on

This is the result of yet another Johnson lie. Once a liar, always a liar.

Alisoun Gardner... replied on

working in the USA, my late husband worried because he had not only to decide whether a procedure would give enough information to help the patient to make it worth while exposing him/her to the pain, but he also had to decide whether the parents could afford it. He spent his life working for the NHS, and never took a private patient.

William Riley replied on

Please send the list to Private Eye who tend to be sympathetic to our cause. It's worth a try.

M Gordon replied on

This is being done without public knowledge, without consultation on the implications, and against all of the principles of the NHS. Our health care is not there to make profits for American corporations or be sold by this government to any greedy organisation where making money prevails . Clearly the government abet and agree with this shameful betrayal of the NHS. And what better time to do it - by stealth during the covid pandemic. Are we surprised? I think not. We must make this disgraceful state of affairs known to the nation!!!! How can we make this a public outcry?

Malcolm Grant replied on

Tory governments have been hell bent on re privatising the NHS since 1948 The very idea of a public health service is anathema to their

ideology. If they could find a way to meter it they would sell the very air we breath. This government in particular stinks of corruption.

ken replied on

We need a general election to get the stinking tory party OUT as soon as possible.

Laraine Mallalieu replied on

What a disgraceful state of affairs. How can the Tories get away with this? OUR pride & joy which they underfunded for years. Now selling Doctors Surgeries to America. Corruption of the Highest Degree!

Maggie Johnson replied on

So very worrying.

paul evans replied on

This is a disgrace we must not let this happen this needs to be told by the press and we must demonstrate to show them that it is not for sale at any price

RONALD Thompson replied on

It is time people in the UK woke up and realise the extent to which the presious NHS is already privatised and how much of our income tax is going into the back, and front, pockets of greedy private companies.

Trevor Kelley replied on

I remember my father, who was a staunch supporter of the NHS, telling me that his father died, in 1941, of a simple chest infection, at the age of 53, simply because they couldn't afford medical care! If this 'government' gets its way, stories like this could well be come commonplace in the near future. The Tories have always been jealous of the NHS, because ithey has never come up with anything that is so popular with the electorate.

TonySomerset replied on

This Government is in a rush, behind closed doors, to bring in american-styled health services. The tipping point of no return is already behind us. We are well advanced on their route map to private health insurance whilst claiming to 'protect' our NHS. Healthcare for profit? Shout out loud and tell all your friends to shout out too, if you do not want a NHS run for Profit.

Frank Kenneth M... replied on

DO NOT TRUST THE tories WITH OUR NHS. tories, for the most part, are greedy, selfish LIARS. They are like pigs at the trough; they and their mates are feeding with gusto off of brexit and now Covid. How do they get away with it? I ought to be a conservative and have a lot to conserve but I could and would never vote tory; they are liars and bullies.

Do not trust the tories with the NHS. They cannot be trusted because they are ideologically, probably genetically, disposed to privatise all public services and, in particular, OUR NHS.

Karen Morley replied on

Totally agree in paying GPs it would allow more quality time and NHS should help for A&E and other emergencies

Richard Lown replied on

A further example of Tory duplicity and lies - this is our NHS and shouldn not be for salwe to rapacious profiteers. For the people not the few!

Norman Rimmell replied on

The problem is that GP services have always been privately owned since the inception of the NHS in 1948. Nye Bevan had to concede this in order to het GP’s on board in face of enormous opposition at yhe time grom the whole medical profession. What is needd is legislation to take these services out of private hands and place them in public ownership. As a Labour Party member I shall table a motion to this effect at my next branch meeting, demanding that it be made LP policy. I suggest all LP readers of this do the same.

Ian Christie replied on

I had no idea that GP Surgeries could be sold and bought, naively thinking they were co-operatively owned by doctors! This is certainly not common knowledge, and no doubt not widely advertised, wither by the Govt or by the new owners.

Kath Hall replied on

It’s amazing what business can be done under the cloud of Covid and the chaos of Brexit .! So quietly and shadily.

anita soley replied on

Keir Starmer needs to issue a warning of what will happen to these private health deals once Labour gets in and meanwhile, let’s all do what we can to bring that about.

Michael Coleman replied on

How can you all be surprized?

tories despise us, the working class, ordinary people went on strike in 'The Great Unrest' during 1910 to 1914 and the tories have never forgotten it!

During WW2 there were more than 2000 'stoppages' with workers wanting better pay and conditions and the tories have never forgotten it!

In 1943 soldiers in the 8th Army were pressured into denouncing strikes and 'The 8th Army News' headlined with "The right to strike is one of the freedoms we are fighting for" and the tories have never forgotten it!

tony liar and his pal Gordon Brown tried to stop strikes when THEY invaded Iraq.

Surely ever since thatcher who used (probably) the police and the press against the miners in 1982 and later on the fire fighters, you must see what a disgusting and despicable bunch the tories are.

During the covid 19 pandemic if you knew an mp you could get a contract to supply PPE, never mind that it was useless as long as you got the contract. serco failed at track and trace - apparently the CEO doesn't know the company failed -

but he and his shareholders are laughing all the way to the bank.

Think of the tories in the same way as donald trump; self seeking, greedy, bombastic heartless bullies.

Why wouldn't they sell our NHS to their old school chums or the Americaan health insurance companies, if there's a few quid in it for them?

Nigel Cooper replied on

Whenever Johnsons mouth moves it means he is lying. He promised us the NHS was not on the table for sale and he goes and does this. They recently put a law through Parliament that people with Covid should not be resuscitated if in hospital with the virus. This Government is vile even by Tory standards and that is saying something .

Anonymous replied on

So they have taken over the one I am registered with. Not happy about this at all.

Vytis Baltrunas replied on

I live in Scotland so this won't effect me but I find it disgusting that this has happened in England, it goes against everything the NHS was created for.

Shame on the English government for doing this to its people its criminal.

christine Burnett replied on

Keep our NHS for the people.

Brexit replied on

It was quite clear during Brexit campaign that the main goal was to get rid of EU regulations to be able to sell more to the US. Too bad people believed imminent lies like giving millions more per week to NHS. The money saved on EU membership will go into pockets of politicians and their companies, not back to public.

Patricia Reid replied on

I have known for 3 or 4 years that my GP had become totally different!!! I am old enough to remember at the beginning of the war I was very ill and given a new drug (M&B antibiotic) and every Fri night the Doctors wife came to collect money for my treatment they too were not wealthy!!! Do some of Government have shares in these companies? My Father has been sold up the road for what he fought for in 1945.The GP all most told me I was a old fool and I did not what I was talking about.Treatment at the GP is nil and the newspapers should make it known.

Carol Milner replied on

I do not trust the Tories with our NHS, though to be fair I don't trust them with anything else either! They want to saddle the UK with a lousy 'health system like the US one. When the poot and those in jobs that do not have health insurance sicken and die wothout treatment and the rich boast to the world about their onderful health care.

Roger Gartland replied on

"A free Health Service is a triumphant example of the superiority of collective action and public initiative appled to a segment of a society where commercial principles are seen at their worst." Aneurin Bevan, "In Place of Fear" 1952.

Maya Ali replied on

The very thought of making profit from what can be people’s misery is so so very wrong .

Hugh Griffen on... replied on

One chap here said "why are we so powerless. Things like this cannot be stopped if one party,, has a majority, that can defeat all the opposition parties, even when they are working together! This is currently the case for the tories right now. And as everything the government does, or does not do, is in the name of the Queen, the tories can do what they like! Neither the Tories or the monarch, give two hoots about the will of the people, and don't have to anyway, because of glaring faults, in the Parliamentary system of the UK. Until this is rectified no government in this country can be held accountable, by the people! This is a common, mistaken belief held by nearly everyone in the UK. That is where the real problem lies in the UK. NO GOVERNMENT CAN BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANYTHING!!

Kim sawbridge replied on

Boycott GP surgeries owned by foreign investment.

Sammy PALFREY replied on

I love the NHS. I am proud of it when i look at healthcare provision around the around the world i feel lucky. But the reality is that there are greedy money-makers particularly America who want to get their dirty hands on our healthcare provision and we have to fight that all the way

Anonymous replied on

If we lose any of our healthcare Britain would be rubbish to live in

Ash Molloy replied on

Hard to believe.

Pete Dennis replied on

Parts of the NHS should not be owned by any company, be it British, American or anybody.

Esperanza Schlaepfer replied on

No part of the NHS should be owned by a private company, regardless of nationality. It should remain publicly owned and we should all be prepared to contribute to make sure it serves us all, regardless of personal income.

Jennifer Barrett replied on

I am horrified at the privatisation by stealth of our wonderful NHS. I am old enough - just - to remember what it was like before we had universal health care free at the point of access. My parents suffered from not being able to afford to pay as they were from poor working class families. Why is there not a national campaign of outrage to stop this? Do people really believe the private sector can do it better? I have lived in the USA and know the one thing that people there obsess about is their inability to pay for health care. Even those who have insurance find it is not comprehensive. There is no excuse that we cannot afford it. After WW2 this country was in no different a situation to what we are now and yet the NHS was set up, pensions introduced, education for all. Neither my husband nor I would be alive if it was not for the NHS. Making profit from people's suffering is a disgrace and morally corrupt. We have to fight!

Maureen Tilford replied on

First of all, can we find out how a practice can be 'sold'? What is the process? Who signed the bill of sale? What was the point? Were these practices 'failing'?

Secondly, you can be sure that there will be a cast iron and irreversible contract with the American company. Even if we mount a massive public campaign to stop the sell off of any more practices, there will be no way back for those already sold down the river without punitive financial penalties.

Thirdly, there must be totally transparent scrutiny of how these practices are run: let us see their patient care outcome measures.

They must publish their accounts and reveal how much are they paying their share holders and their senior executives. What bonus are they paying the CEO?

Anonymous replied on

Save our NHS we need it and would never be able to pay for our medications .It is disgusting how dare these politicians do this!

Gloria Syred replied on

What a shock!

Mr J Borg replied on

Save the NHS . Kick these greedy businesses out .

M.Cripps replied on

Why is an American company being allowed to takeover our NHS surgeries.?What will the next step be? Will the patients at the surgeries that are now not going to be governed

by the NHS be expected to pay for their prescriptions.? Why are we letting a foreign company purchase our NHS surgeries?

It was a wonderful achievement for this country when the NHS was launched. What will the next things that will be going under the hammer to the highest bidder, our hospitals, schools, universities?

How can the government allow for this to happen, will we be in the position that I actually found myself in on a visit to America, I was taken ill and had to attend a clinic, and before I was even asked what my problem was, I was asked if I had medical insurance, will this become the norm at the surgeries that we are being told will no longer be owned by the NHS??

If this is allowed to continue, what will the medical future hold for the next generations ??

Linda Powell replied on

This is horrendous.

Deepi Sanganee replied on

This is discusting saling our health to us we work heard and pay nhs to protact our helth and they are saling out our priority our rights Today they saling our health tomorow they going to sale our pension after that our banks our business so we living in brighton so we proudly call british but slaves of amarica. Is that we british wants ??? is this is our childran further looks like ??? Is that what we living inheritance for our childran

Marie Archer replied on

I am amazed and appalled at the number sold off already .People just don't realise what is going on as the Tories are doing it all by stealth!

Tess Smith replied on

This back door privatisation of the NHS had been going on for years. Virgin health care run A and Es all over the country and had the temerity to sue the government when they didn't win a contract.

I wouldn't want to have with a GP practice which is putting profit before patients and staff.

The government should be ashamed.

Bhavesh Sutaria replied on

No doubt oil is greasing the wheels. US companies only come here if they can make huge profit. This will be at our costly expense. Why are we paying 45% marginal tax plus NI. What for ? It's an outrage. Society will face huge inequality. In USA, 78% of bankruptcies are due to unpaid hospital medical bills. A broken foot can set one back $10,000. Pregnancy complication $30,000. Major surgery $100,000+. You have insurance but get ready to pay £1,000/mth per family + for it. Wake up and shout, else you'll be sold down the river. In US or other places, one major medical issue can destroy a family. The haves will rule with great opportunity. Rest will mostly be poor labourers and find life extremely hard to get opportunity.

Janice Joannou replied on

Our NHS has always been the envy of the world so why are we now joining the race to the bottom? A decade of underinvestment and derisory pay awards has paved the way for this privatisation. We were warned many, many times, These are political nor economic decisions.

Terry Hart replied on

We all agree that the NHS should not be sold off piecemeal or ask private companies to "bid" for specific contracts like Covid Track and Trace which has been proven to be an abject failure and colossally expensive. However, we can be certain that it will continue along with the "privatisation" of other key services, especially in the social work field.

The real problem that the British people face is one of rampant apathy, apparently willing to bemoan the events before us but incapable of challenging the powers that be that are enacting these changes at our expense.

Unfortunately so many of our younger members of society are more than happy to adopt the American ideals of Me First, Second and Third. The sooner we all realise that society is reliant on every member of the population for its future and safety then perhaps the changes we urgently need will remain a dream.

Simply removing the Tories will have little effect, too many politicians are Part Timers, reliant on their income from Business to be troubled by such protests.

Barrie Hay replied on

I still have my "Never Trust a Tory with the NHS" t-shirt. And soon we won't be able to protest if the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is passed!

William. croxford replied on

This must stop nhs belongs to us .how dare they starmer must get involved johnson said it was safe in their hands.he lied once again .the recent 37 surgerys sold how much for.we want answers know.

Mike Lambden replied on

It would appear that the practices concerned were already operated by third parties under APMS contracts which were introduced by the 2004 NHS changes.

Don't forget that nearly all GP practices are private businesses working under contract to the NHS which is a throw back to 1948 when the BMA didn't want to sign up the NHS.

Frances Bradley replied on

Public money funds the NHS. Services should not be run for profit by private providers. Now the NHS Charity is sending letters to raise money for amenities for overworked staff!!!!

Yvonne C replied on

I had the best GP/NHS service at Hanley GP services up until AT Medics took over around 2017/8. All I'm saying is, Please do not go by the books cover it's all too pretty on the surface. I had/have my opinion and that is why I pulled away from the services of AT Medics at Hanley Road. Saw right through them, they create a set of organisation and professionalism, too many staff to which I've overheard one of their team leaders ranting about a Service User, unprofessionalism jumped in, the thing was they gave an air of authoritarianism which made them look quite foolish they believed were saving a surgery that needed changing???... Sadly, they seemed to have a problem with long term GP's. All mental health/substance abuse stopped services taken away. I was left with no one I knew or could trust, gone was my beautiful place where I felt safe. they were wonderful hard-working people from the top of the scale to bottom. That period for me was a worrying time as I more or less decided not to use AT Medics and was for about 6 months without GP. To me, a doctor is a special individual who will always know more about me than anyone.

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Carolyn Harman replied on

Is this really happening ? It’s like a bad dream....

Cathie replied on

There is no mention of the 26 surgeries gone in Harrow?

Alice replied on

Hi Cathie,

Thanks for leaving a comment. We aren't aware of 26 surgeries in Harrow being taken over by Centene, but if you have further information you would like to send us, please do contact info@weownit.org.uk.

Thanks for being part of our movement for people not profit!

Best wishes,

Alice and the We Own It team

Kate Wellby replied on

I had no idea. So underhand, so appalling and sad to think a government could secretly do this. I am ashamed of them.

William Croxford replied on

Why should the nhs be sold off i was led to beleive when we left the eu we were going to be richer by at least 300 million pounds and this was to be every week.that was promised by the pm a lie obviously

Sally McCarthy replied on

If you had believed Corbyn, the honest leader, instead of the Conservatives, this would not be happening.

You were all warned.

PBedford replied on

European and American health research centres have routinely found the NHS to be the best health care service of the wealthiest industrialised countries. We are lauded for quality, service coordination and especially access. US healthcare services trail far behind the NHS in all service areas except for the enormous profits that are made for greedy groups and individuals in their rampant capitalist system. IT IS NOT ABOUT IMPROVING HEALTH CARE. IT IS ABOUT MAKING MORE MONEY FOR THE RICH; INCLUDING OUR CONSERVATIVE GOVT AND SELF INTERESTED SUPPORTERS. I had thought that even they would be too ashamed to countenance such a move. No wonder it is being done secretly, without democratic debate. The NHS has stood at the heart of our democracy with fairness, no cost at the point of use and access for all. No wonder this govt have spent no effort addressing Brexit and the Coronavirus; their real interest has been on moneymaking scams for themselves at the cost of our democracy; apparently in collusion with media scams and misinformation. Journalists who used to hold power to account are now muted along with opposition MPs.

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