Friday, 22 June 2012

So what happens to NHS Direct now?

We're all aware of the Con-Dem coalition government in England being hell-bent on privatising vast chunks of the NHS. The latest offering to their friends in the private sector is NHS Direct, the phoneline for non-urgent cases.
 Various private firms have won contracts in parts of England at the expense of NHS Direct and will be using non-medical staff to assess people's conditions. NHS Direct uses trained nurses.
 What impact will this have on NHS Direct in Wales?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NHS Direct England used to back up NHS Wales in difficult times and one wonders what will happen to this arrangement now. Also both used the same software which will probably now become more expensive for NHS Direct Wales.