I don’t ‘Like’ this – I hate it, but we’d all better get used to it, coz it’s comin’ our way…
Simon Stevens, the NHS England Chief Executive, just told the Public Accounts Committee that some Sustainability and Transformation Plans will soon get going as Accountable Care Organisations or systems.
This sounds like more tedious, senseless jargonising.
Indeed one MP, Anne Marie Morris, was so bemused by what Simon Stevens was saying, she asked if they were all smoking dope.
But behind the jargon smokescreen – whether wacky baccy or not -setting up Sustainability and Transformation Plans to run the NHS as Accountable Care Organisations opens up the NHS to privatisation on a bigger scale than anything seen so far.
And it is a mechanism for limiting the range of care that the NHS offers, and for denying care to patients who are judged to offer poor value for money.
This would mean the end of the NHS as a service that provides the full range of health care to anyone…
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