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The NHS Bill: a blueprint for destruction

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The government is in serious trouble over its plans for the National Health Service. Gill George explains exactly how the bill is intended to destroy the NHS as we know it

The government is in serious trouble over its plans for the National Health Service. Gill George explains exactly how the bill is intended to destroy the NHS as we know it

Just before the general election David Cameron promised that there would be "no more top-down reorganisation of the NHS". This was a straight lie. The Tories' attempt to dismantle the NHS has been a long time in the planning.

The NHS bill: a briefing

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The government's Health and Social Care Bill will spell the end of the NHS as we know it

The National Health Service has a constitution which sets out the framework of principles within which healthcare is provided in England. The government's Health and Social Care Bill, which is currently being considered in the House of Lords, has caused widespread alarm among health workers, patients and the public. The perception is that this bill forces the NHS to privatise - and this perception is correct.

When compared with the principles set out in the constitution, it becomes clear that the bill is intended to destroy the NHS as we know it.
Here's why:

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