Patients forced to make appointments to boost profits, says Labour MP

Patients forced to make appointments to boost profits, says Labour MP
 

Healthcare provider Virgin Care has been forcing patients to attend extra appointments to boost profits, says former employee and the Labour MP for Dewsbury, Paula Sherriff.
Speaking in the House of Commons, where she had been granted the first question to the prime minister, and where her words were protected by parliamentary privilege, Sherriff accused Virgin Care of insisting on, “extra consultations before surgery, boosting their profits at the expense of the taxpayer, and patient safety”.
Before she stood for parliament, Sherriff worked in Virgin Care’s dermatology service, in West... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Health, Views: 35
Source: Guardian
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