Will profit-making NHS branches abroad export their expertise in suppressing whistleblowers?
Is the brand respected abroad?
Today the BBC reported that NHS hospitals in England are to be encouraged by the government to set up profit-making branches abroad.
David Stout, deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation which represents organisations around England, said: “. . . this is about how we can exploit the brand of the NHS internationally.”
PCU ‘s database indicates that a skill frequently exercised by Britain’s National Health Service is that of suppressing revelations of inefficiency, neglect and abuse, instead of addressing these problems.