The Green Party today responded to the interim Darzi Review. Supposed
to set the NHS's priorities for the next 60 years, with key themes
being access, quality and safety, the review was commissioned just
three months ago.
"This review recommends yet more privatisation of the NHS, the last
thing we need. (1)
"Giving people easier access to GP's is an admirable goal, but using
private companies to provide that service is a disastrous idea.
"The NHS is already operating at a loss, hiring profit driven
businesses to provide services will only make that worse."
"The challenges of delivering a world class health service over the
next decade mean we must take private corporations out of the the
picture - the Green Party believe the NHS should be publicly funded,
publicly owned, and publicly accountable."
Notes for Editors:
(1) Page 5 of the Executive summary states: "New resources should be
invested to bring new GP practices – whether they are organised on
the traditional independent contractor model or by new private