Contagion threatened from NHS in England

Mark Drakeford warns that privatisation of the English health service will impact on Wales
October 7th, 2011

Early on what was to be the hottest October day on record, I boarded a train for York, to take part in the annual conference of the National Health Service Consultants’ Association. Now, York is a very long way, but the discussions turned out to make every sweat soaked mile worthwhile.

The Association includes some of the most senior clinicians in the NHS. Drawn together from right across the range of different specialisms, they were united in a deep fear of what is about to happen to the English NHS. Next week, the Lansley Bill goes to the House of Lords, and a great deal of hope is being pinned on its revising capacity.

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