This is a direct result of the privatisation the Conservatives (and Liberal Democrats) have brought into the National health Service in England.

The instant an important job is handed to a private contractor, one can expect it to go wrong.

Look at G4S with the Olympics, or Atos/Capita with work capability assessments.

This is a serious matter because it implies harm to NHS patients.

The public were told back in 2011-12, when the Health and Social Care Act was being pushed through Parliament, that the changes it proposed would make the health service better.

Can anybody doubt that this was a lie?

Worst of all is the fact that no Conservative will stand up and speak against the government for what it has done. They know the changes were intended to screw money out of the poor – via the taxes that pay for NHS services (and, eventually, the health insurance they’ll need when the NHS is finally privatised) – and that’s what they want.

So the vast majority of the English people are left with a health service that will harm their health because it has been turned into a money machine for corrupt Conservatives.

Will nobody stand up and defend the NHS and the nation’s health?

Thousands of NHS patients may have come to harm because of an administrative mix-up, says NHS England.

[Around] 500,000 documents containing medical information, including cancer test results, were mistakenly put in storage rather than being sent to the GP or filed in the patients’ records.

An investigation is under way, focusing on the estimated 2,500 patients who may have been adversely affected and need further medical checks.

So far, no harm has been reported.

The error occurred when a mail redirection company hired by the NHS failed to pass on documents that had either been incorrectly addressed or needed re-routing because the patient had moved to a new GP surgery.

The company, NHS Shared Business Services, has expressed regret for the failings, which occurred between 2011 and 2016 in the East Midlands, the South West and north-east London.

Source: NHS misplaced half a million patient documents – BBC News

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