Healthcare should be free from markets, outsourcing and austerity

The biggest driver of ill-health is poverty, which increased the risk of almost every illness and reduced both length and quality of life. The biggest driver of poverty has been the austerity agenda of various Tory-led Governments over the past decade, which has left the poorest third of UK households almost £800 worse off on average, and driven children, pensioners and the disabled into hardship.

An informative article by Dr Philippa Whitford on what our Scottish NHS, along with England’s NHS, could face if Boris Johnson is returned to government and a trade deal with Trump in the NHS goes ahead.

Philippa Whitford has been an MP from 2015-2019, and is the Scottish National Party’s Shadow Health Spokesperson in the UK parliament.

Read the full article here.

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