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The staffing agency will be sold off with the aim of creating a 'profitable business model' [Image: Rui Vieira/PA].

The staffing agency will be sold off with the aim of creating a ‘profitable business model’ [Image: Rui Vieira/PA].

Wasn’t the NHS criticised recently for being too reliant on agency staff instead of permanent employees?

Yet now the Conservative Government intends to privatise the main provider of agency staff, in order to create a “profitable business model”.

Hmm.

And the quality of service doesn’t enter anywhere into the Tory calculations.

This is because a nationalised service like the NHS – used as a necessity by millions of people – is an automatic money-maker.

The aim is clearly to rip off patients by providing the worst possible care for the highest possible price to the health service…

… and then claim the service is failing and push it further towards complete privatisation.

But it seems nobody with a vote wants to accept that fairly obvious fact. Why?

The Government is to privatise the NHS’s in-house, publicly-owned provider of agency staff, ministers have announced.

NHS Professionals, the health service’s main staffing agency, provides 90,000 health workers to around a quarter of NHS trusts, covering two million shifts a year.

In a written statement issued on Thursday as most MPs headed back to their constituencies, the Government announced it would sell off a majority stake in the orgnaisation to the private sector with the aim of “creating a profitable business model”.

Source: Government quietly privatises the NHS’s in-house agency staff provider | The Independent

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