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Amend the Health and Care Bill to protect the NHS.

Submitted by Mark Thomas on Sunday 18th July 2021

Published on Monday 6th September 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 6th March 2022

Current Signatures: 177
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Ensure ~ Health and Care Bill ~ health secretary ~ Ministers ~ NHS ~ part ~ point ~ Protect the NHS ~ Secretary ~ system ~ Tax ~ The Bill ~ The NHS ~ Universities ~ US

Petition Action

Amend the Health and Care Bill to protect the NHS.

Petition Details

1. Make the NHS the default for NHS contracts and tender competitively if not;
2. Ensure governance by those whose fiduciary duty is to patients rather than to shareholders.
3. Retain the duty on the Health Secretary to provide a high quality health and care service, free at the point of use.

Additional Information

The NHS as a universal benefit, tax-funded and free at the point of use is a fundamental part of the UK's social contract. The Bill, as drafted, would give ministers the ability to modify governance and funding at will and migrate towards quite different systems including a US-style system (which is the worst performer in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, but the highest profit generator, in the developed world).


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