Outside sponsors = privatisation

Under the re-organisation, Sajid Javid will give more freedom to well-run hospitals that manage to treat patients quickly.

But he will come down hard on failing NHS trusts in an attempt to deal with the ‘huge’ variation in performance across the health service.

Poorly-run hospitals would face being turned into ‘reform trusts’, The Times reports, similar to the Blairite reforms that saw schools rated as inadequate taken over.

And leading NHS managers, or outside sponsors, could be put in charge of chains of hospitals.

The plans are still in their early stages, and are due to be set out in a white paper later this year… More here.

They are not even privatising the NHS by stealth anymore. They are doing it in plain sight.

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