House of Commons
End and reverse privatisation in the NHS
EDM #768
Tabled 21 July 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House believes every penny spent on NHS privatisation and outsourcing is a penny less spent on patient care; recognises the urgent need to fully repeal the Health and Social Care Act 2012, reinstate the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to provide a free, comprehensive, universal healthcare system, and end the requirement on health authorities to put services out to competitive tender; accepts the undisputed accuracy of the information on that matter contained within the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group documents which cover meetings that took place between 2017 and 2018 and came to light during the 2019 general election campaign; affirms that insurance based health service systems, such as in the US, leave many millions without healthcare and are more expensive and less efficient than the UK’s NHS; and acknowledges that the NHS must not be on the table in any negotiations for a trade deal between the UK and United States and that such a development would risk paving the way for a US style health insurance system in the UK, significantly to the detriment of the health and well-being of the UK population.