UK healthcare reform at centre of new Public Services Forum
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK government is under renewed pressure to review its healthcare reform policy. At next week's Trade Union Congress (TUC) conference, a motion is to be tabled on whether to oppose the creation of Foundation Hospitals. While the government cannot be expected to back-track on its flagship healthcare reform initiative, political observers agree that the unions have sufficient weight to influence the actual implementation of the programme, particularly with regard to the role of the private sector and levels of public funding and investment.