unisonlogoCommenting on the publication of the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill,  UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said:

“This is a Bill that rightly places patient care before profits.  It ensures that Britain’s most loved institution operates on its founding principles of a service that meets the needs of patients and is free at the point of delivery.

“It also protects the NHS from exploitative competition and shields the service from the damaging implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and any other international trade agreements.

“The NHS is a key political area for the next General Election. And voters will certainly keep a close eye on the Bill as it progresses through Parliament. We encourage people to write to their MPs and urge them to support the Bill on Friday 21st November.”