Friday, August 25, 2006
Setback for NHS privatisation
Good news from the UNISON website. The NHS has been told to ditch plans to hand a Derbyshire GP practice over to a US multinational firm – thanks to a pioneering legal fight by pensioner Pam Smith.The Court of Appeal quashed the selection of United Health Europe – the British arm of the biggest US healthcare corporation – to run the practice, and ordered North Eastern Derbyshire primary care trust to start the tendering process from scratch.
This is a good result for the Keep Our NHS Public campaign and for UNISON’s campaign to keep our NHS working.