WHILST YOU WERE DISTRACTED.....THE NHS SHRUNK..
In 2016, Labour Peer Lord Patrick Carter was asked to carry out a review by the then Conservative health secretary Jeremy Hunt as part of Hunt's aim to make the NHS a more efficient healthcare system.
Ten years earlier, Jeremy Hunt and others wrote about how this 'efficient healthcare system' was to be implemented in a Tory policy paper titled 'direct democracy'.
The policy paper called for the NHS to be replaced by an insurance system "breaking down the barriers between public and private providers, effectively 'denationalising' (privatising) the NHS in England".
The ball was rolling, all was needed was support,,,,, from anywhere and any party.....
As per Hunt's wishes, Labour peer Patrick Carter [lord Carter of Coles] spent 18 months visiting hospitals across England reviewing productivity to ensure the NHS gets the best value from its £102 billion annual budget and help the NHS to implement Jeremy Hunt's 7-day service, much hated by junior doctors and NHS staff .
Pathological Traitor?As a reward, Lord carter of Coles, 73, become a non-executive director of the regulator NHS Improvement in April 2016 and was given carte blanche to transform how pathology should be reduced to a hub and spoke model, vastly cutting hospital pathology labs and replacing them with one or two county-wide labs serving smaller clinics/hospitals. A model VERY similar to that in the USA.
Since 2016, Labour peer Lord Carter has been adviser to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the link below shows his final report.
In his review, Lord Carter looked at healthcare systems abroad, including the United States, to see how savings made in the private healthcare sector could be introduced into the English NHS.
Following on from Carters US healthcare 'efficiency savings' ambitions, NHS England are in the process of 'transforming' the NHS into a system used in the USA called Accountable Care Organisations (ACOS).
The CEO of NHS England is non other than ex Labour councillor and adviser to Tony Blair 'Simon Stevens'. Mr Stevens spent 10 years working for American private healthcare firm United health, and moved back to England in 2012 to implement what he had learned from the private sector into the NHS in England.
Simon Stevens was educated at a state comprehensive, St. Bartholomew's School, and won a scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford University where he was president of the Oxford Union in the same academic year as friend Boris Johnson.
Simon Stevens 'healthcare manager'?
Lord Carter's Review - cuts and shrinkage of the NHS in England