An investigation by the Mirror has found numerous connections between the Conservative Party and the private healthcare industry.
Dominic Cummings, the former chief advisor to Boris Johnson, previously worked for a healthcare firm that could benefit from a £250 million fund announced by the Government.
Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, also was in receipt of a donation from the owner of a private NHS provider that has donated around £460,000 to the Conservative Party in recent years. This owner has also now been made a Director of NHS Improvements.
Commenting on the findings, Unison boss Dave Prentis said: “Patients and staff will be shocked to learn of the cosy relationship between senior Conservatives and some of the biggest players in the UK’s private healthcare market.
“The NHS needs a government that protects it, instead of one that puts profit ahead of patient care.”
Full story on The Mirror, 2 December 2019.