This vile policy of commoditising patients for profit is a step too far.
It is strange indeed, in our times of unprecedented personal and national debt, austerity, and NHS crisis that our government’s main priority is our mental health.
And this is a ‘cross-party, cross-society consensus’.
But, it appears this massive concern for our happiness and so called ‘mental’ health may be anything but altruistic.
Nearly all mental services are run by private companies nearly all owned by US venture capital backed multinationals UHS or Acadia.
Who own Cygnet , Cambian and the Priory hospitals, community living and special residential school provision.
The inadequacy of these services and fates of service users can be read in my blog posts.
Mental services are the most lucrative part of our NHS.
Earlier this year The Mental Health Taskforce made recommendations;
‘Public attitudes towards mental health are improving, and there is a growing commitment among communities, workplaces, schools and within government to change the…
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