I don’t always see eye-to-eye with Roy Lilley (a fact I suspect troubles him not at all) and I certainly wouldn’t agree with his suggestion that CCGs be responsible for hospital quality – they’re far too traducible by corporate interests – but this article on the disgraceful (and probably ill-motivated) attack on two overstretched hospitals the CEO of the CQC (Care Quality Commission) is otherwise excellent.

The behaviour of this Tory-supporting CEO of an organisation supposed to help the NHS perform optimally is hideous – he even advocates putting struggling hospitals into the hands of private US management, as if they have a track record of good, fair healthcare. But it provides yet another piece of the (none-too-puzzling) ‘puzzle’ of the right’s remorseless hatred of, and plans for, our greatest-ever institution.

Please take a look and share.

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