George: Outsourcing children’s health services risks false economy

Posted on: 7th October 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has commented on NHS Kernow’s decision to put children’s and wellbeing health services out to tender.

Mr George, who is a member of the Commons Health Select Committee said, “When you give core NHS services to companies which may put profit before patient care you usually get a worsening of service, a system which puts ‘working to contract’ above doing what’s necessary for the patient and a fragmented service where patients fall between the cracks.

“I support NHS Kernow and respect their values. But they’re being forced to put key services like this out to tender or risk facing the challenge being deemed “anti-competitive.”