Not the most exciting of days – I spent Sunday afternoon researching ‘The NHS Confederation’, for an article I’m writing.
Whenever there is a proposal to close a Hospital department, shut a much loved Hospital or merge Hospitals with all the closures and disruption that brings, whenever there is a public campaign against that decision or the staff protest or there is a Judicial action to halt it because the decision was taken illegally – then you will hear from an NHS Confederation spokesperson.
Sleek and well paid, they represent the employers; principally the NHS Foundation Trusts that have been given a degree of financial independence and stand to gain from the bankruptcy of their neighbouring trusts.
Invariably, they argue how beneficial the closure/merger is, how it is the ‘only’ alternative.
I’ll be doing an exposé of where the money is coming from, who pays and ultimately what is the motivation behind this prosperous organisation. As well as the sinister plans they have to change the NHS by avoiding the scrutiny of the democratic process.
So, I’m going to tell it like it is.
(a don’t stop till you drop production)