Monday 6 August 2018 / 9:27 AM Justin Madders / NHS

This Government’s privatisation agenda is a huge threat to patient care – Justin Madders

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to reports that Virgin has been awarded almost £2bn worth of NHS contracts over the past five years, said:

“The Tories’ expansion of the internal market has led to one-third of contracts being awarded to private providers since the Health and Social Care Act. Some of these contracts are vast and their failures have wasted millions of pounds of public money.

“After the biggest funding squeeze in NHS history, it is essential that every penny is going to frontline services and to improving patient care rather than padding out private profits.

“This Government’s privatisation agenda is a huge threat to patient care. Labour will reverse NHS privatisation and return our health service into expert public control.”