Welcome to the Powerbase Health Portal. It aims to guide you around some of the companies, lobbyists and think tanks involved in healthcare in the UK.
In particular, it highlights the companies and their lobbyists pushing for reform of the National Health Service (NHS). New laws presented in Parliament by the former Conservative Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley in January 2011 offered unprecedented opportunities to private healthcare companies operating in the UK.
Widely seen as the biggest reform of the NHS since its creation, these changes are being fiercely opposed by health professionals, opposition politicians and members of the public. Our Health Portal pages highlight which private healthcare companies, lobbyists and think tanks have been courting the Conservative Party, and lobbying for such changes. See our private healthcare network map.
This portal is part of Powerbase—your guide to networks of power, lobbying and deceptive PR. Other related portals include Foodspin, Pharma and Alcohol. Powerbase has a policy of strict referencing and is overseen by a Managing editor, a Sysop and several associate Portal editors. Health Portal editor: David Miller.
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To take a tour of some of the private health companies, industry lobbying groups and think tanks that surround Parliament in central London, visit the Health Lobbying Map