HOSPITAL TRUSTS ACCUSED OF BACKDOOR PRIVATISATION

THEY ARE NOT PRIVATE COMPANIES THEY ARE WHOLLY OWNED BY THE NHS TRUSTS THAT SET THEM UP.

WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARIES HAVE BEEN OPERATING ENTIRELY WITHOUT CONTROVERSY IN THE NHS FOR MANY YEARS, SAID CHRIS HOPSON, ITS CHIEF EXECUTIVE.

Fifteen trusts in England have already spent ?3.2m between them creating wholly owned subsidiaries, figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show.
Hospital trusts are spending millions of pounds setting up arm's-length private companies, which health unions fear will turn staff transferred into them into "second-class employees".
Wholly owned subsidiaries have been operating entirely without controversy in the NHS for many years," said Chris Hopson, its chief executive.

Hospital trusts are spending millions of pounds setting up arm’s-length private companies, which health unions fear will turn staff transferred into them into “second-class employees”. Fifteen trusts in England have...

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