Thursday, 15 August 2013

"It is having the best of both worlds" confirms Sir Stephen

because of the benefits of being a charity which is really a business, and the sometimes almost equal benefits of a business saying it is really a charity ...

Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo), urged Jeremy Hunt not to water down regulations that would encourage more private companies into the NHS. The regulations, drawn up as part of the Health and Social Care Act, which came into force in April, require local health bosses to put almost all services out to tender. When the reforms ran into opposition there were reports that they might be watered down.
So, "private companies" ...
Last night Sir Stephen said: “I unashamedly believe in a greater role for charities in providing public services and have actively argued for this. Acevo believes that a level playing field in NHS commissioning means that charities can step up to the plate to deliver a wide range of services ranging from hospice care to mental health.”
suddenly become "charities" ....

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5 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

:-)

James Higham said...

Will someone ever investigate and disband or charge the fake charities? Hardly likely, is it?

Bayard said...

Well that's their secret, isn't it. Wearing their "charity" hat they appeal to Labour and wearing their "private company" hat they appeal to the Tories. Both sides see the people in charge as "people like us" and thus to be encouraged, not abolished.

Lola said...

There's even a word for this - 'cronyism'.

Bayard said...

"It's not what you know, but who you know." Advice given to my grandfather at the start of the C20th and no doubt valid for centuries before that.