Alongside many NHS campaigners, we are calling for the complete halt of ICS's. The new NHS Bill is due to be law later this year (the White Paper was in Feb). At the time we talked about how this would increase privatisation, put profits before patients and generally undermine the principles of the NHS. We are not ones to say 'we told you so', but these things are happening now before the necessary changes have even become law. GP practices have been taken over by US insurance giant Centene, a massive grab & sale of our health data ** is planned and we may see Dido Harding as the head of NHSE/I.
Keep our NHS Public has produced some great information about the implications of ICS, and they also have a petition. We will be distributing their leaflets - get in touch on our email if you'd like to be involved in this. And lobby your MP. The delay of both the data grab and the Police bill show that public protest and outcry, as well as targeted legal action, are working.
**The time you have to opt-out of this sale of your data has been extended to 30.09.21. Find the forms here.
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