8 August 2023
Last week the government announced plans to create eight new privately owned and run health centres and to remove barriers to using more of the private sector in the NHS.
This plan is part of the government's strategy to fix the waiting lists crisis, but we know it will not work because Only the NHS:
- Takes care of patients at A&E — the private sector doesn’t have A&E.
- Trains our doctors and nurses — the private sector relies on NHS-trained staff.
- Looks after all patients — the private sector cherry-picks.
Politicians must invest in our NHS instead of diverting public money into the pockets of private shareholders.
In this video, people on NHS waiting lists tell their heartbreaking stories of being on the waiting list for months (sometimes for over a year) and demand that the government fund our NHS, not private profit.
Watch and share the video below: