NHS campaign guide - PFI and other sell off of NHS assets and buildings

Whether through Private Finance Initiatives or sell-offs to developers, our hospital and clinic buildings are under threat like never before. One of OurNHS's key NHS campaigns

10 December 2013

Read stories on PFI from OurNHS here and on what is happening to NHS Assets here or see the links on the right.  

Collection of resources on how to research or campaign on PFI here.

Professor Allyson Pollock has conducted a wealth of research into the damaging impact of the Private Finance Initiative on the NHS.

‘How PFI is crippling the NHS’ - 2012 Guardian article by Professor Allyson Pollock on how NHS funds are being used to prop up banks and equity investors.

‘Hospitals being charged extortionate sums by PFI providers’ - 2011 Telegraph article saying NHS is being charged ‘extortionate’ sums by private companies for basic DIY.

Introduction to PFI by John Lister - somewhat old, but still an excellent clearly written introduction. http://www.keepournhspublic.com/pdf/theprivatefinanceinitiative.pdf

‘PropCo and the Health Act - the great NHS property scam’ - important and little noted provisions, covered in an article by Steve Walker.

Find other campaigning tips on our 'Resources - Campaign tools' page here.


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