King’s Fund gets a schooling on NHS privatisation | SKWAWKBOX

Not for sale – except under the Tories: It turns out that the money given to private health businesses within the NHS has more than doubled in the last 11 years or so.

This is fun – except if you’re from the King’s Fund, of course.

… and the Tory government…

Have a look:

An influential ‘independent’ think-tank that once recommended the cutting back of ‘acute’ health services has published a Twitter thread claiming that the Tories’ privatisation of the NHS is a ‘myth’, because – supposedly – the proportion of NHS spending on provision by private firms has stayed ‘broadly stable’ for the past ten years.

Pro-NHS campaigner ToryFibs demolished this nonsense with plain fact, in a response quoting the official figures from the House of Commons Library that show the proportion of NHS spending going to private – and usually Tory-donating – firms has almost doubled in that period.

Nip over to Skwawkbox for the details. You can find them here: King’s Fund gets a schooling on the facts after claiming NHS privatisation is a ‘myth’ – SKWAWKBOX

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