Government U-turn on privatisation

Good news today, the Tories have U-turned on their plan to sell off ‘NHS Professionals’ following a widespread campaign against the short-sighted idea.

‘NHS Professionals’ supplies short-term staff to NHS trusts as an alternative to private agencies, saving the NHS over £70M a year. It has been successful since its formation in 2002 and I cannot fathom why anyone who wants our NHS to succeed would want to see it lost.

I signed an Early Day Motion in Parliament opposing these plans along with many other MP’s in July. Congratulations to #WeOwnIt for their campaign, and thank you to every one who signed the petition.

Tory plans to privatise our NHS by stealth will not go unnoticed, however much they try it on!

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