- 2008 Health Care Service Group Conference
- 14 December 2007
- Carried as Amended
The NHS has many staff at every level, up to and including Executive Directors and Chief Executives, who work for or have interests in private healthcare providers. This is particularly relevant in the ambulance sector.
Private healthcare providers who actively compete for and win Patient Transport Services contracts in England, have been historically staffed by off-duty ambulance personnel and quite often, set up in the first place by ex-ambulance staff / managers.
Conference calls upon the Service Group Executive, through the Staff Council, to negotiate with the Department of Health to introduce contractual or other restrictions to prevent NHS staff from having financial interest in any private healthcare providers who are in the market for competing for work being lost by NHS organisations.