Renationalise the NHS, scrap integrated care systems, and end PFI contracts

This petition is scheduled to be debated on 31 Jan 2022

We demand the Government restore England’s publicly funded, publicly provided NHS by reversing all privatising legislation, ending ongoing PFI contracts, and scrapping plans for Integrated Care Systems and for-profit US-style ‘managed care’.

135,055 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Thursday 14th October 2021
Last 24 hours signatures
68
Signature Deadline
Thursday 14th April 2022
Estimated Final Signatures: 140,616

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1. Renationalise the NHS, scrap integrated care systems, and end PFI contracts
08/10/2021 - Petitions

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Recent Speeches related to Renationalise the NHS, scrap integrated care systems, and end PFI contracts

1. National Health Service
11/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: that regard; to make provision for establishing Integrated Health Boards and about the administration and - Speech Link

2. Privatisation of NHS Services
23/04/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: e-petition 205106 relating to the privatisation of NHS services.It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

3. NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation
23/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: directions that the following papers be provided to the Health and Social Care Committee: written submissions - Speech Link

4. The National Health Service
23/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: repeal the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to restore a publicly provided and administered National Health - Speech Link
2: impact on real patients of what is happening in the NHS. Other families who are suffering are those often - Speech Link
3: that are slowing it down, and if that needs legislation, we will work with the Secretary of State to - Speech Link

5. The National Health Service
23/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: more on healthcare and £157 a head more on social care. Of course it is a smaller percentage but, in actual - Speech Link
2: this issue; we actually need change.I welcome the ending of the private finance initiative, which was originally - Speech Link
3: desperately asked my officials to look at the PFI contracts on motorways around the country, including the - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Renationalise the NHS, scrap integrated care systems, and end PFI contracts
1. Integrated Care Systems
asked by: Karin Smyth
14/10/2020
... what discussions he has had with local authority leaders on legislative proposals that would put Integrated Care Systems on a statutory basis.

2. Integrated Care Systems
asked by: Feryal Clark
27/07/2021
... what steps he is taking to ensure that the role of a (a) self care and (b) pharmacy is represented within all Integrated Care Systems.

3. Integrated Care Systems
asked by: Baroness Merron
02/08/2021
... fragility fractures and falls are being incorporated into Integrated Care Systems.

4. Integrated Care Systems
asked by: Justin Madders
01/09/2021
... which hon. Members have (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department met to discuss the geographical configuration of Integrated Care Systems.

5. Integrated Care Systems
asked by: Stuart Anderson
06/09/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients and communities are involved with the work and governance of Integrated Care Systems.

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The Government has no democratic mandate to privatise the NHS, yet vast amounts of public money are being squandered on the internal market, business managers, private providers, PFI debts, multinational accounting firms and corporate consultants. We believe the Health and Care Bill could undermine access to care and universal standards by locking in privatisation and dividing the English NHS into Integrated Care Systems. The Government should renationalise the NHS, and reverse all of the above reforms.


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Government Response

Thursday 23rd December 2021

The government has been steadfast in its commitment to the guiding principles of the NHS which mean the NHS is not and never will be for sale to the private sector.


This government has no intention of privatising the NHS.

We firmly refute the claim that the Health and Care Bill undermines access to care or universal standards. It is not a privatising Bill. It delivers on the NHS’s own proposals for reform in its 2019 Long Term Plan and makes permanent some of the innovations we have seen in the system due to Covid. It captures learning from the response to the pandemic and the vaccine rollout. And it goes even further, improving access and standards with a range of measures to level-up health outcomes across the country, enabling people to live longer and healthier lives.

The Bill establishes Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) to take on the commissioning functions of existing CCGs and some of NHS England’s commissioning functions. They will be directly accountable for NHS spend and performance, and will be NHS bodies. They will bring in representatives from a range of other NHS bodies including NHS commissioners and NHS providers. The work of ICBs will be driven by health outcomes, with no space for profit, competition, or private interests.

The new commissioning bodies being set up are all public bodies and will not, indeed cannot, be controlled by private providers. Independent providers, as corporate entities, will not be able to sit on Integrated Care Boards, nor will any individual appointed there be a representative of such an interest in any capacity.

The Bill includes ample safeguards to ensure that the interests of the public and the NHS are always put first. The ICB chair has the power to veto members of the board if they are unsuitable, and NHS England has the power to issue guidance to ICBs in relation to appointments as part of its general guidance-making power. That sits alongside the robust requirements on ICBs to manage conflicts of interests, including publishing and maintaining a register of Members’ interests, and NHSE’s wider duty to issue guidance to ICBs.

At Report Stage the Government further clarified, by amendment, existing provisions that ensured private sector organisations would not be able to sit on ICBs.

It is the view not just of this Government but of the NHS that local commissioners are the best people to determine what services a local population needs. Commissioners will continue to be responsible for managing contracts to ensure services are arranged with all providers, including those with the independent sector, to provide high quality of care at efficient prices.

In line with NHS recommendations on competition and procurement rules, we are changing the way the NHS arranges healthcare services in a way that provides more flexibility, reduces bureaucracy for both commissioners and providers and reduces the need for competitive tendering where it adds limited or no value.

The vast majority of NHS care has and will continue to be provided by public sector organisations. However, successive Governments of all political affiliations have allowed the NHS to commission services from the private and voluntary sector. Whether that is to improve accessibility and experience for patients, to increase capacity quickly, or to introduce innovation. NHS commissioners may commission services to meet the needs of their local area from any CQC-registered provider, regardless of their corporate status, provided they follow procurement rules and regulations.

NHS England will remain accountable to the Secretary of State and Parliament. The Health Secretary has duties, including to the continuous improvement of quality of services, and to the NHS constitution, which as one of its guiding principles has that NHS services are free of charge, except in limited circumstances when sanctioned by Parliament. Access to NHS services continues to be based on clinical need, not an individual’s ability to pay.

The NHS is and always will be free at the point of use. The government has been steadfast in its commitment to the guiding principles of the NHS which mean the NHS is not and never will be for sale to the private sector.

Department of Health and Social Care


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