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02
Jul

GP condemns ConDems


A leading GP has hit out at the coalition government’s radical plans for the NHS.

Dr George Rae warned that privatising the health service will result in a two-tiered approach where patients’ bank balances, as opposed to needs, are the biggest factor.

[quote]There is a huge risk in letting private companies run healthcare," he said. "It creates a market, but patients are not commodities.[/quote]

He went on to warn that the moves could be the equivalent of the subprime mortgage disaster which precipitated the global economic crisis. "There could be a subprime for the health service,” he said. “The NHS is social glue. We could lose a fabric of the nation and run the risk of losing a vital part of society."

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