US takeover of at medics in the news

GP magazine reported yesterday: A subsidiary of a giant US healthcare company is set to hold nearly 1% of GP contracts in England – making it the country’s largest provider of NHS primary care with around half a million patients.

The article quotes Jackie Applebee, Chair of Doctors in Unite, “‘The public are constantly told that the NHS is not being privatised. The advent of Centene onto the general practice landscape reveals yet again, that this is a lie. In reality the NHS is being parcelled up and sold off under the radar.’

The article can be found here

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