Lilian Greenwood MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

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Lilian Greenwood in NHS privatisation challenge to Tories

The NHS is one of our greatest achievements and one of our most precious organisations. But it’s under threat from a Tory-led government which puts privatisation before patient care.  

The NHS is one of our greatest achievements and one of our most precious organisations. But it’s under threat from a Tory-led government which puts privatisation before patient care.  

Now more than ever we need action to save our NHS. That’s why I’m backing Labour MP Clive Efford’s Bill which would set tough controls on privatisation and scrap competition frameworks so patients will always be put first.

The NHS has never been more vulnerable than under the present government. The Tories wasted £3 billion on an unnecessary and damaging top-down NHS reorganisation. They also forced hospitals to open themselves up to a privatisation agenda which prioritises spending on competition lawyers and tendering exercises instead of on patient care.   We’ve already seen this in Nottingham with the transfer of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUHT) Estates and Facilities services and staff to a private contractor, something I opposed.

Labour will ensure that the NHS once again serves patients first and prioritises spending on much-needed doctors and nurses instead of letting private companies cherry-pick the most profitable NHS services, regardless of patient need.

I have no hesitation in voting for this bill as it will make sure patients in Nottingham South are put first once again. 

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