A small selection of those seeking to profit from the privatisation of the NHS. Play the game, feel better - but then - get up, get out, and get active: join the NHAP, find your local "Keep-Our-NHS-Public", and campaign! Fight for the NHS!
Current Chief Executive of the NHS. Ex-personal advisor to Tony Blair, ex-president of United Healthcare. Pushing through Personal Health Budgets despite there being no meaningful evidence to support them.
Special Advisor to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. Ex-Circle UK (significant donors to the Tories and to Andrew Lansley's Office), and ex-Reform right-wing "Think Tank". And someone who allegedly called for "NHS cuts and charges for GP visits".
The Grand Dame of the Liberal Democrats, someone who could have acted decisively in the House of Lords during the debate about the Health and Social Care Act 2012, but in the end naiively caved in, and has recently suggested that charges should be introduced.
The Fairy Godmother of NHS Privatisation, a keen advocate of competition and private involvement in the NHS during New Labour years, now merrily flouncing around various private businesses such as Bridgepoint Capital (investors in .... Care UK), and banging his privatisation drum whilst writing articles in the FT.
Ex-Health Minister and alleged architect of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, allegedly his MP's office received funds from Care UK. Also architect of the Lobbying and Gagging Bill, designed to stifle debate during an election year.
Ex-management consultant, current Health Secretary, keen fan of the Murdoch Enterprises, and a believer in homeopathy. Pushing through radical and vile privatisation whilst skillfully not making much fuss about it.
The true Dark Lord of NHS privatisation, Oliver Letwin is currently the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office. Back in 2004 he reportedly said that the NHS will not exist within five years of a Conservative election victory. Letwin has been planning NHS privatisation for over twenty years, since 1988 when he published a leaflet with John Redwood entitled Ideas for Radical Reform of the NHS. This academic analysis of their leaflet highlights that one criteria "which Letwin and Redwood consider as grounds for radical reform are the lack of luxury in NHS facilities" - hardly grounds to risk quality of care and re-introduce fear.