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Lobbying scandal shines light on NHS outsourcing

A growing list of NHS leaders have joined Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, as components in the lobbying scandal that has engulfed the government over the past few weeks.   

David Cameron, Lex Greensill, the founder of Greensill, and colleagues, lobbied Matt Hancock to adopt Greensill’s Earnd app, which would have allowed doctors, nurses and other personnel to be paid daily rather than monthly. The lobbying was successful and a contract was subsequently awarded without tender or an open process within the NHS. 

The Sunday Times and various other media have revealed that David Cameron organised meetings between Lex Greensill and various top people in the NHS, including Mr Cameron bringing Greensill to a “private drink” with Matt Hancock in October 2019. 

Full story in The Lowdown, 25 April 2021

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