I was trying to reblog a post on The Green Benches about the possible privatisation of 10 NHS trusts in England, but it didn’t seem to work. Essentially the claim is that there are a number of NHS trusts in England that are either in administration, facing administration, or in fairly dire financial straights. It is thought that the preferred “solution” to much of this will be to effectively privatise some or all the hospitals within these trusts. This will occur by selling off hospitals or through some kind of franchise deal with a private healthcare provider (as has already happened with Hitchingbrooke hospital and Circle Healthcare). I think this would be a terrible outcome and one that will be very difficult to reverse if something isn’t done about it soon. It will also effectively prove that the current government’s ultimate aim is to privatise as much of the NHS as possible. I would suggest reading the post yourself and making up your own mind.