Saturday, April 25, 2009

NHS privatisation is barmy says BMA chair

Hamish Meldrum's letter in the Guardian is well worth a read. The BMA have been very hit and miss in the past over the question of privatisation. It is great to see such a strong statement by their chair.

"The suggestion that privatising further aspects of public services would save money is barmy economics (Treasury report suggests cutting thousands of public sector posts, 22 April). Instead of employing the staff and running the service yourself, you would simply be handing the cash to someone else to do so. Where is the sense in pouring money into the clutches of the private sector, whose prime motives are usually founded on making profits for their shareholders?"

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