If anyone is in any doubt as to the sheer scale of the privatisation of our NHS, look no further than the Health+Care Conference announced for June.
The conference 28-29 June 2017 | ExCeL London, brings together all STP leads, health trust and CCG chief executives and other delegates from the private sector. The event organisers claim the event is" Europe's largest integrated health and social care event, building relationships between commissioners, providers and suppliers".
Their brochure states "IT’S THE ONLY PLATFORM FOR BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COMMISSIONERS, PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS. IT’S ALSO THE LARGEST GATHERING OF STP LEADERS EVER ASSEMBLED. AND LET’S FACE IT, AS THEY’LL BE LOOKING FOR YOU AT HEALTH+CARE, CAN YOU AFFORD TO NOT SEE 5,500 CUSTOMERS YOU HAVEN’T MET YET.
The objective of the expo conference is to accelerate 'Transformation' of the NHS by introducing delegates to hundreds of private healthcare sector companies along with other STP leads.
To anyone wishing to retain a universal healthcare system, the Health+Care conference is a shameful collection of people openly betraying the principles of the NHS. Such events would have been taboo 20 years ago, but now the SALE OF OUR NHS is openly broadcast and in public. There's even a 'transformation' awards event for those who so far have managed to cut NHS services and transform them in line with private healthcare sector values.
It's a no holds barred event with Labour and Lib Dem politicians thrown in for good measure...
Here's a brief list of those hosting some of the events with many sessions openly 'sponsored' by private companies..
Opening and Welcome to Health+Care 2017
Chair: Dame Ruth Carnall,
Managing Partner, Carnall Farar Ltd
Cross-Party Debate: NHS and Social Care Funding - is it time to ask the public?
Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Health
And another Labour Peer...
■ Delivering the £5bn operational productivity challenge
Patrick Carter, Lord Carter of Coles, founded Westminster Health Care Ltd in1985 which he built into a leading health care provider which he sold in 1999. The Labour peer is a private investor and director of public and private companies in the fields of insurance, healthcare and information technology.
Local Authority Trading Company - The benefits and opportunities and challenges
Alison Waller, Managing Director, Tricuro Limited
■ Improving quality with creative leadership
Chris Gage, Managing Director, Ladder to the Moon
Dr Al Mulley, Managing Director for Global HealthCare Delivery Science, The Dartmouth Institute
Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees, Founder and CEO, Outcomes Based Healthcare [research company]
Antony Tiernan, Director of Engagement and Communication, New Care Models Programme – Five Year Forward View
James Sanderson, Director of Personalisation and Choice, NHS England
Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director, NHS England
Professor Matthew Cripps, National Director, NHS RightCare
Jacob West, National Care Model Lead – Acute Care Collaboration and Primary and Acute Care
Systems (PACS), New Care Models Programme
The Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Chair, NHS Confederation and former Secretary of State for Health
Matthew Swindells, National Director: Operations and Information, NHS England
GP Regulation: Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, CQC
Challenges facing the NHS provider sector: Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers
Dominique Kent, Chief Operating Officer, The Good Care Group Ltd
The expo conference brags it has over 450 private and public exhibitors....