And so it continues:

In 2010, while discussing the NHS “reforms” to a healthcare industry conference,  a senior adviser to David Cameron, Mark Britnell, was quoted as stating:  “In future, The NHS will be a state insurance provider not a state deliverer”, and that “The NHS will be shown no mercy and the best time to take advantage of this will be in the next couple of years.”  Britnell claimed that the next two years in the UK would provide a “big opportunity” for the for-profit sector, and that the NHS would ultimately end up as a financier of care similar to an insurance company rather than a provider of hospitals and staff.   Well here are some of those companies taking their opportunities:

Health insurance advert

New Private Ward at Salisbury District Hospital

Premises rule change ‘may allow GPs freedom to ramp up private work’  Pulse April 2013

Salisbury NHS Watch

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Here’s another new advert appearing on web pages (for ThriftQuote insurance):

Thrift Advert

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