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Petition Stop the Privatisation of NHS Services (Direct Link to Petition)

Health & Wellness  (tags: Britain, NHS, government, Jeremy Hunt, treatment, protection, medicine, humans, healthcare, health, ethics, disease, Body-Mind-Spirit, petition )

- 198 days ago -
Direction link to petition. Please sign and SHARE over your social media networks.


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Past Member (0)
Monday March 5, 2018, 11:55 am
Only British citizens or UK residents have the right to sign - for this I can't do; Thank you, Darren

Leo C (315)
Monday March 5, 2018, 11:58 am
Thank you for posting!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday March 5, 2018, 12:02 pm
Please SHARE if you can't sign.

. (0)
Monday March 5, 2018, 12:48 pm

Barb K (1692)
Monday March 5, 2018, 12:56 pm
I will share on FB TY Darren!!

Eternal G (736)
Monday March 5, 2018, 1:11 pm
Noted, couldn't sign.

Liliana Garcia (201)
Monday March 5, 2018, 1:14 pm
Thanks but it doesn't register signatures from outsiders. Hope this petition is successful.

Sheryl G (360)
Monday March 5, 2018, 1:39 pm
I will share this Darren - and I certainly hope you do not privatize your health care system - will be the worst mistake you will ever make.

Freya H (358)
Monday March 5, 2018, 2:11 pm
UK citizens only, but thanks for promoting - there are plenty of those on Care2!

Animae C (506)
Monday March 5, 2018, 3:22 pm

We've added your signature to the petition:
Stop the privatisation of NHS services
71,749 signatures

TY Darren

Animae C (506)
Monday March 5, 2018, 3:23 pm
Wrong amount above, this is correct;

214,764 signatures

Glennis W (395)
Monday March 5, 2018, 4:16 pm
Shared on FB Thank you for caring and sharing Darren

S J (130)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 3:38 am
Done meow Darren

Evelyn B (61)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 3:50 am
Already signed & shared - but good to get it up on C2NN!!

And I'm glad it's gained enough signatures for it to have to be discussed

Parliament will consider this for a debate

Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate

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The initial reply:

Government responded

The vast majority of NHS care has and will continue to be provided by public sector organisations. Patients should be able to access the best treatments based on quality of care not type of provider.

Read the response in full

We remain committed to a publicly funded NHS. However, the private sector has always played a vital supporting role in the NHS, for example in building hospitals, in providing facilities management services, in supplying medicines and equipment. Primary care contractors – GPs, dentists, pharmacists – have always been independent contractors and are not NHS employees. The opportunity – not obligation – of NHS commissioners to use private sector healthcare providers in order to support existing NHS-delivered care has played a key role in improving patient choice, and in reducing waiting times. In such cases, private sector contractors have to adhere to the same standards of efficiency, safety and quality as NHS providers do, and for this reason the publicly funded NHS will always remain in the driving seat. We are clear that patients should be able to access the best possible treatments based on quality of care and value for money not the type of provider they receive this care from.

Department of Health and Social Care


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Thursday March 22, 2018, 8:46 am
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