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Unions concerned about lack of debate in Parliament

From the link:

Profound changes are taking place in the NHS with no debate in Parliament and without full and proper consultation with major stakeholders such as staff and their representative organisations, community and user groups. These profound changes have significant consequences for the future of the NHS and the patient experience.

The OJEC tender is very significant. I have tried to get this debated in parliament, but without any success so far.

In essence the OJEC tender allows anything paid for by a PCT to be done by a private sector organisation. That basically involves about 90% of the spend of the NHS.


Bob Piper said…
Whew! I thought for a bit you were going to repeat your fantasy about 11,000 NHS redundancies. Whatever did happen to that piece of Hemming scaremongering, I wonder? The last time I asked you the question (April... ) you said ... "there's no need for me to even answer where these redundancies are going to be."

I suppose you've dropped that line as quickly as your income tax rises to pay for the NHS have you?
john said…
Don't talk to Student Nurses if you want to pretend that there are no issues with jobs.

The job cuts do not necessarily involve redundancies.
Bob Piper said…
I'm not pretending anything. You announced job losses as an NHS crisis. Do you consider not filling vacant posts constitutes 'job losses'? If so, can you confirm that there are no posts being held vacant in Birmingham City Council? Or do you count those 'vacancies' as job losses? Glass houses and stones come to mind.

The fact is Labour spending on the NHS, and job creation for nurses and doctors, far outstrips even the wild 'figures snatched out of the air' in the Liberal Democrat General Election manifestos since 1979.
john said…
Deleting vacant posts is a job loss yes.
Bob Piper said…
Holding posts vacant and not filling them is also a job loss. Can you confirm that Birmingham City Council is currently not holding any posts vacant that they are not attempting to fill? Can you confirm that Birmingham City Council has not deleted posts in the last two years? Of course you can't. Nor can any other major employer... including the NHS.

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