Privatisation

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Why GPs may feel forced to go private | Letter
Letter: Sole practitioner status brings with it a huge amount of stress and the potential for severe financial losses, writes Dr Paul King – it is no wonder some GPs will opt for private operators

Letters

28, Feb, 2021 @5:09 PM

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NHS GP practice operator with 500,000 patients passes into hands of US health insurer
Merger with Centene Corp covers 500,000 patients fuelling calls for inquiry into ‘NHS privatisation by stealth’

Julia Kollewe

26, Feb, 2021 @2:31 PM

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Shining a light on rotten Covid contract process | Letters
Letters: The post-pandemic public inquiry must examine the government’s procurement procedures, writes Phil Murray, while John H Butcher hails the judicial review brought by the Good Law Project

Letters

17, Feb, 2021 @5:28 PM

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The Tories' massive NHS U-turn won't undo the damage they inflicted | Polly Toynbee
Billions were wasted after the upheaval of 2012. Will we get an apology, asks Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

08, Feb, 2021 @6:31 PM

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Boris Johnson planning NHS England overhaul, leaked paper shows
Plans would put end to David Cameron policies seen as step towards privatisation of the NHS

Molly Blackall

06, Feb, 2021 @12:56 PM

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The Guardian view on Britain out of the EU: a treasure island for rentiers | Editorial
Editorial: There’s no sign that ministers will use the twin shocks of the pandemic and Brexit to fix a broken system that is failing too many people

Editorial

27, Dec, 2020 @3:23 PM

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The Covid crisis has shown how privatisation corrodes democracy | Chiara Cordelli
Outsourcing makes states less responsive to citizens’ needs and less accountable, says Chiara Cordelli, author of The Privatized State

Chiara Cordelli

24, Dec, 2020 @1:04 PM

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NHS deal with Hancock's former neighbour a disgrace, says Labour
Alex Bourne is supplying millions of vials for Covid tests, but has no previous experience of producing medical kit

David Conn and Felicity Lawrence

26, Nov, 2020 @6:51 PM

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School safety is the latest outsourcing scandal. I feel a creeping despair | George Monbiot
Infection is raging among older pupils, classrooms are packed and test and trace is useless. Another catastrophe is looming, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

03, Nov, 2020 @5:12 PM

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Wales nationalises train operations after Covid passenger slump
Unions welcome move to bring day-to-day running of services under direct public control

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

22, Oct, 2020 @4:19 PM

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Corruption drives this government’s policies | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by George Monbiot on how the Conservatives are shrinking the public sector to let in money and privilege

Letters

19, Oct, 2020 @4:24 PM

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Covid-19 has exposed the catastrophic impact of privatising vital services
Global markets have failed to provide people with basic needs like housing and water, say present and former UN special rapporteurs

Leilani Farha, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Koumbou Boly Barry, Léo Heller, Olivier De Schutter, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona

19, Oct, 2020 @7:33 AM

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