White paper ideology

“The White Paper’s proposals are ideological with little evidential foundation. They represent a decisive step towards privatisation that risks undermining the fundamental equity and efficiency objectives of the NHS. Rather than “liberating the NHS”, these proposals seem to be an exercise in liberating the NHS’s £100 billion budget to commercial enterprises” Lancet Oct 6th 2010

University of Liverpool Dept of Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health (Whitehead, Hanratty, Popay) Lancet 2010. The lead author, Professor Margaret Whitehead is the W.H. Duncan Chair of Public Health, and is also the Head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on the Social Determinants of Health

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