The risks of the NHS ‘reforms’ – 2 labourist analyses and a comment

I came upon this – something I wrote three years ago (when still actually employed by an NHS organisation). I rather like the purple prose so I’m reproducing it here again:
“… the main problem is that the [National Health Service] ‘reforms’ clear the ground for unfettered capital accumulation. This is the new enclosure of the commons. Profit before need, trampled worker rights, lack of democracy – they all follow from this. But the trade union/labourist leviathan has always resisted proper analysis of capitalism which we see here in its crisis like a wounded animal thrashing around and destroying whatever people’s good is in its path.”

Defending Health and Social Care: Rediscovering the Socialist Alternative

From the SHA:

The risks of the coup regime’s NHS ‘reform’:

Risk 1: Privatisation of commissioning and privatisation of services

Risk 2: Ministers assuming power without responsibility

Risk 3: Massive centralisation of power and control

Oh and that’s about it……???

but read the full article…..

and from UNISON (these headings from second reading parliamentary briefing – not yet posted on site)

1.  THE NEW NHS: AN UNFETTERED COMPETITIVE FREE-FOR-ALL

2.  PRICE OVER QUALITY

3.  PRIVATE PATIENTS PRIORITISED

4.  MASSIVE INSTABILITY

5.  LACK OF DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT AND TRANSPARENCY

6.  NHS STAFFING ISSUES

7.   TRANSFER OF REGULATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

Well here at the DHRSA commisariat we think the main problem is that the ‘reforms’ clear the ground for unfettered capital accumulation.  This is the new enclosure of the commons.  Profit before need, trampled worker rights, lack of democracy – they all follow from this.  But the trade union/labourist leviathan has always…

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