GP surgeries are being privatised by the Tories. Do you really want your healthcare dictated by profit?

Doctors’ surgeries across the UK are being bought up and run for profit by private firms – including at least one from the United States.

American health insurance giant Centene has just taken over 49 NHS GP practices. In the last few years, they have bought NHS surgeries in Nottingham, Basingstoke, Milton Keynes, and Leeds. Yours could be next.

Centene appears to be a “bad actor” too – described by the Daily Mail as “profit greedy”.

In 2018, the company took control of a group of surgeries in Essex, including the historic Osler House surgery, founded in 1955. Soon after, Osler House was closed, leaving thousands of residents without a GP within 40 minutes’ drive from their house.

Healthcare provision doesn’t matter to them, you see. Their only concern is their profit.

In the US, Centene has been sued by thousands of people who bought insurance from them. Court papers showed that those people had “difficulty finding — in many cases cannot find — medical providers”.

Campaigning group We Own It said: “Your own local GP surgery or the local GP surgery your friends and family depend on may not be affected today. But if this takeover goes ahead, your GP surgery is not safe.

“Our local Clinical Commissioning Groups – the bodies that make local healthcare decisions in every area – can stop this.”

The group is urging you to sign a petition calling for an end to Boris Johnson’s privatisation of GP services, and for you to urge your family, friends and colleagues to sign it too. Will you?

The petition is here.

The choice is yours.

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2 thoughts on “GP surgeries are being privatised by the Tories. Do you really want your healthcare dictated by profit?

  1. Abigail mainland

    He’s just the Mouthpiece. . The Fall Guy. The govt’s puppet. OF COURSE he should resign but he’s just doing what he’s told , his resignation would achieve little and probably wouldn’t be accepted. 🤬🤬🤬

  2. Jeffrey Davies

    Sounds just like unum was selling you a policy and not honouring it thrown out of fifteen states in America came here through Peter Lilly invite Thatcher days hmm sounds like another company just like them but they not the only ones just look at virgine they have a nice port follio to sell off when it does go full private

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