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Interview with Louise Irvine on the imminent privatisation regulations and wider NHS reform

Louise Irvine, a GP and chair of Save Lewisham Hospital, speaks to Caroline Molloy about the regulations about to be voted on in the Lords which enforce competition on nearly the whole NHS, and the wider impact of last year's bitterly opposed reforms.

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Caroline Molloy
22 April 2013
With thanks to Stuart Monro

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The UK government has snuck through a massive £23m NHS ‘data deal’ with controversial spy tech firm Palantir.

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