The Times, 16 August 2016

Andrew Haldenby, Director of Reform, wrote an article in The Times a day after the Labour Party leadership candidate Owen Smith’s remarks about secret Tory privatisation of the NHS.

In the article, he argued that the NHS would not survive without the involvement of the private sector. Up to two fifths of the NHS’s budget is spent through the private sector, from treating NHS patients in private hospitals to drugs and equipment.

“Reducing private-sector involvement would lengthen waiting times, increase costs, undermine treatment for some patients in the greatest need and lose votes. Apart from that, it’s a great idea.”

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Read the full article here.