GMB Comments On PMQs Claim That Virgin Care forced Extra Consultations On NHS Patients
The government have been reckless in opening the NHS to full scale privatisation says GMB
GMB, the union for NHS workers, has commented on reports that healthcare provider Virgin Care had forced patients to attend extra appointments to boost profits.
Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury, told MPs today that Virgin care had forced patients to go through “extra consultations” before going into surgery in order to boost profits “at the expense of the taxpayer”.
Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary, said:
“The government has been reckless in opening the NHS to full scale privatisation. Their mantra – ‘no decision about patients without patients’ – was just a blatant lie and one that has allowed businesses like Virgin take full advantage of making profit from patients.”
Contact: Rehana Azam on 07841 181656 or GMB press office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07958 156846
Notes to editors
1 Patients forced to make appointments to boost profits, says Labour MP (The Guardian)