Hancock’s NHS ‘reforms’ don’t abolish privatisation, only competitive tendering – making crony contracting easier

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A commentary in the British Medical Journal makes it clear that far from undoing the 2012 Lansley changes, Hancock proposes to keep most of the worst features.

The split between providers and purchasers will remain, but without competitive tendering – meaning that there is nothing to stop the crony contracting which we’ve seen from the Government during the pandemic becoming a routine feature of the NHS.

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