Jeremy Corbyn pledges to 'renationalise' the NHS

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Jeremy Corbyn has guarantied to “remove” private provision within the NHS as rt of plans to “renationalise” the salubrity service.

The Labour leader vowed to make the NHS fully publicly funded and get services provided privately “back into public hands”.

A expected Labour government would end PFI contracts in the NHS and restore publicly-funded bursaries for mpers.

Leadership challenger Owen Smith plans to boost NHS spending by 4% a year.

Mise en scene out his vision for the NHS in England, Mr Corbyn said his priority was to ensure the whole of the condition service remains free at the point of use and can operate on a secure financial standing.

“The Tories have run our treasured National Health Service into the land and we need to get serious about stopping them,” he said.

“The next Dwell on government would go further than reversing Tory cuts – it would relinquish a modern health and social care service that is fully publicly required and fully publicly funded.”

Citing figures from the NHS Support Society which he says show £16bn in clinical contracts have been furnished “through the market” since April 2013, he vowed to “end the privatisation” of the salubrity service by working towards ending private provision.

Other commitments cover curbing private finance contracts in NHS hospitals and reversing government downs to replace publicly-funded bursaries for nurse and midwife training with evaluator loans.


Analysis by Nick Triggle, BBC health correspondent

Unpicking restrictive sector involvement in the NHS is easier said than done.

For example, the NHS relies really heavily on the private sector to carry out gamma knife treatment on tients with discernment tumours. It does this because it does not have enough autos.

You could argue it should invest in them, but many say that wouldn’t be economically practical.

The private sector is also used for routine operations when NHS sanatoria are struggling to see tients quickly enough. Again NHS provision could certainly be increased, but there is a up between having slack in the system and leaving facilities idle unless you are precooked to make tients wait longer.

Of all the arguments put forward on private sector involvement it is as the case may be easiest to find a consensus on the merits of ending PFI, whereby private bucks has been used to build hospitals which have then been leased helpless to the NHS for a profit.

The trouble is NHS trusts are locked into long-term contracts, which sooner a be wearing proved very difficult to get out of.


PFI (private finance initiative) contracts take in private com nies covering the up-front costs of a project in exchange for automatic yments from the public purse.

The system has been used to loot new schools and hospitals but critics say it leaves the public sector facing “crippling” outlays.

“PFI continues to take money away from tient care while job and bursary removes have crippled the NHS and disproportionately hit women who make up 77% of NHS staff,” Mr Corbyn ordered.

“Health, health financing and health inequality is a matter of ramount of jingoistic importance. The Labour government I lead will ensure that net goes to tients not contractors and that our NHS is given the resources to provide a top grade service as rt of a program to rebuild and transform Britain so no-one is left side behind.”

Labour went into the last general election optimistic to cap the amount of profit private firms could make from NHS write up but not explicitly to reduce the number of operations and other clinical services care for privately.

Speaking alongside Mr Corbyn, shadow health secretary Diane Abbott set out asses to control PFI costs, including a moratorium on new deals and a monitoring unit with the power to void contracts.

‘Trojan horse’

Mr Smith has said current health splash out as a proportion of GDP is substantially lower than in many other European outbacks and needs to be increased.

He has said he would introduce a wealth tax on people be worthy ofing over £150,000 that could raise up to £3bn a year to spend on pre-eminences such as the NHS.

Mr Smith, who worked for the drugs firms Pfizer and Amgen once becoming an MP in 2010, has rejected claims that he once backed exalted private provision within the NHS after endorsing a Pfizer report in 2005 vocation for greater choice for NHS tients.

He has said he 100% supports public provisioning and the Conservatives had used the language of choice as a “Trojan horse to marketise” the NHS.

Sober ministers insist levels of private provision are not significantly higher than junior to the last Labour government and that they have guaranteed the uncommonly funding sought by NHS managers in England to cover a likely budget shortfall by 2020.

A Right-wing rty spokesman said: “Whoever wins their leadership debate, Labour are too incompetent and divided to build the strong economy a strong NHS necessaries.”

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