For NHS privatisation associated with Covid 19, click here

For Questions to NE Councils re NHS privatisation, click here

For info re privatisation in Primary Care and Livi, click here

For NHS privatisation associated with the 2020 Trade Bill, click here

For info re the KONPNE powerpoint presentation, click here

For articles, video, audio and books about NHS privatisation, see this page – below




> Public Matters (8th October 2019) How much of the NHS in England has already been privatised?
> The Lowdown (6th January 2021)   Private hospital group backs out of Covid deal to treat NHS patients
> Caroline Molloy, OpenDemocracy (19th December 2020)   The terrifying truth about those deciding the future of the NHS
> CK 999 Call for the NHS (14th December 2020) US companies poised to run NHS following proposed legislation
> The Lowdown (8th December 2020):  Vanishing front line beds pose threat to NHS future
> The Lowdown (22nd November 2020):  The beginning of the end of Subcos that affect low paid NHS staff?
> The Guardian (30th October 2020): ‘Profit over death’: millions of American diabetics struggle to afford insulin
> NHS Support Federation (October 2020): A snapshot of NHS outsourcing failures
> Information from “We Own It” (2020) is here:
> Recent article from “The Lowdown” (2020):
> Staff morale / staff shortages in the NE (19th Nov 2019): True picture of the NHS in the North East – bosses say thousands of vacancies putting patients at risk
> The “Open Democracy” (September 2017) article by Professor Allyson Pollock on the need to legislate to reinstate the NHS is here.

Video and audio:

> British people guess how much health care costs in the US – a video by Waleed Shahid 
> Privatising the NHS – A View from the Top  (Public Matters, December 2020)
> Hear Stephen Fry inBoris and Trumps Deadliest Trick” (July 2019)
Are Johnson and Trump trying to privatise the NHS? Which healthcare system is most likely to save you?  Killer facts are hidden by carefully constructed illusions… here
Screenshot (84)
> “The dismantling of our NHS and why we need an NHS Bill to reinstate it (Newcastle University, October 2017)
Recorded at Newcastle University in October 2017, Professor Pollock outlines the ins and outs of health policy over the past twenty years, culminating in the Accountable Care Systems of today – an American import which is clearly orientated to a private health takeover. Our NHS was the model for the rest of the world in 1948 – low cost, efficient and universal – and many European countries followed our health care model. We now need to reinstate it to public ownership. Listen to the audio recording here.
> “Post-election reflections on the fate of the NHS in England and health and social care services in the North East (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, July 2017)
Professor Allyson Pollock, in this Public Lecture and Q&A session, reviews past and current developments in health provision and provides insight into ways forward for all who support and care for the NHS. Watch the video here.
> “Privatisation of the NHS  (April 2014)
Watch this TED talk on the Privatisation of the NHS by Professor Allyson Pollock (18 minutes)
> United Voices (August 2020)
Personal stories of one group of cleaners, caterers and porters from St Mary’s Hospital in London – this is an inspiring story of resistance. This 20 min film charts their first strike through to an influential victory that benefits outsourced workers across five other hospitals. Click here
> See this short video Privatising the NHS from We Own It (2020)

and books:

The end of the NHS      The End of the NHS – Prof Allyson Pollock (2020)
NHS For Sale         NHS for Sale; Myths, Lies and Deception  – Dr Jacky Davis, Dr John Lister, Dr David Wrigley (2015)
El- Gingihy        How to dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps – Dr Youssef el-Gingihy (2015)
NHS SOS         NHS SOS – How the NHS was Betrayed – and How We Can Save It – Ed Dr Jacky Davis and Prof Raymond Tallis (2013)
NHS PLC         NHS PLC – The Privatisation of Our Healthcare – Prof Allyson Pollock (2005)



THE NHS BILL: The NHS in England is being dismantled and only a change to the law can stop the damage

NHS Bill
Changes in the law (esp Health and Social Care Act 2012) have brought about the dismantling of the NHS over recent years – only a change in the law can re-establish it as a publicly owned and publicly provided National Health Service, which includes the governments duty to provide the key NHS services.  Legislation is needed to re-establish these principles of the NHS.
The NHS Bill has been presented to Parliament on a number of occasions, but it has not received the necessary support for enactment.
Details of the most recent Bill are here:
As part of the KONPNE anti-privatisation exhibition in the summer of 2018, we invited all 22 North East MPs to send us a one-liner statement about where they stood regarding the NHS Bill ….some positive responses, some surprising responses (reading between the lines) and (sadly / interestingly) no responses from some….even though they are our elected representatives….
Click konpne st thomas exhibition mp quotes june 2018 to find out what your MP did (or didn’t) say at that time, and whether s/he had signed up…..We have added the line “Supporter of the NHS Reinstatement Bill” to those 10 MPs who have already signed up to the Bill (according to the website)
More information?  Read more about the past content of the NHS Bill here and check out the NHS Bill website, facebook and twitter