What is happening to to the National Health Service?
“The NHS will be shown no mercy and the best time to take advantage of this will be in the next couple of years." So said Mark Britnell, former high-flyer in the Department of Health, now global head of health at KPMG. Speaking at a conference in October 2010 organised by private equity firm, Apax Partners, he added: “In future, the NHS will be a state insurance provider not a state deliverer [of healthcare].”
Government NHS reforms now offer unprecedented opportunities to private healthcare companies.
The profiles in this Health Portal highlight the private healthcare companies, lobbyists, think tanks and individuals that have been courting politicians and officials and lobbying for such changes.
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