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Academics call for Parliament to tackle the privatisation of NHS

A bill to prevent the privatisation of NHS services and to reinstate the NHS in England, supported and written by Newcastle University academics, is scheduled to be debated today.

On Friday 24th March, the NHS Reinstatement Bill will be presented in the House of Commons by Margaret Greenwood, Labour MP for Wirral West.

It is the result of a body of work by Newcastle University academic Professor Alyson Pollock and colleague, barrister Peter Roderick.

Professor Pollock, the newly-appointed Director of the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, said: “The NHS has been one of the UK’s greatest achievements and for almost 70 years it has provided a cost effective, universal health service. Yet this has been eroded.

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/03/nhsreinstatementbill/

published on: 24 March 2017