We voted to:
End Private Sector Participation in the NHS
Points considered in the debate include:
For Ending to Private Sector Participation:
Profits made by private providers of NHS services represent money that could otherwise be invested in more and better NHS provision.
The significant management costs of an artificial ‘internal market’ in the NHS could be better spent on front-line health-care services.
Private providers lead a ‘race to the bottom’ in terms of wages and conditions of health and care workers, who deserve better.
Against Ending Private Sector Participation:
Private companies, including drug companies, are essential to innovation in medicine and health care.
People care about health outcomes, not who provides the services.
Competition between private providers helps to keep costs down.