Commenting on the news that the government has backtracked over the selling off of NHS Professionals, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:
“The government has at last seen sense. NHS Professionals is an organisation that saves the health service money and ensures there are enough staff on wards.
“But despite many warnings, ministers have once again gone through a pointless exercise, wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers cash. Instead of filling the pockets of management consultants, this money could have been better spent improving services for patients.
“Selling off NHS Professionals would have been completely counterproductive and bad for patients and staff.”