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The privatisation experiment

The Privatisation Experiment

Over the last few years the NHS has been subjected to a huge experiment. It tested how competition and outsourcing could be used to plan and provide health care for NHS patients.

There is compelling evidence that many aspects of this policy have failed. After extensive criticism politicians are said to be rethinking it, but the entire legal framework and machinery for transferring services to the private sector remains in place.

Over the last few years the NHS has been subjected to a huge experiment. It tested how competition and outsourcing could be used to plan and provide health care for NHS patients.

There is compelling evidence that many aspects of this policy have failed. After extensive criticism politicians are said to be rethinking it, but the entire legal framework and machinery for transferring services to the private sector remains in place.

1. Creating a market to provide NHS services

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2. Outsourcing services

Home care / community nursing / health visitors / sexual health / vaccinations

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3. Large privatisation projects

Home care / community nursing / health visitors / sexual health / vaccinations

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4. Now what's the future?

integration - new models of care

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