Fragmentation of the NHS

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2015 Health Care Service Group Conference
14 November 2014

Conference notes that the Health and Social Care Act has resulted in more NHS contracts being awarded to non-public sector organisations whether private companies or social enterprises. This has led to an unacceptable level of fragmentation in service provision which has a negative impact on UNISON members pay, terms and conditions and morale.

Conference instructs the Health Service Group Executive to campaign against any further fragmentation, issue guidance on how to impede and prevent Clinical Commissioning Groups awarding further contracts to non -NHS organisations (e.g running campaigns, initiating legal challenges etc) and campaigning for the repeal of the Health & Social Care Act.