European official commits to safeguarding NHS in EU-US trade deal

European official commits to safeguarding NHS in EU-US trade deal
 

A new EU-US trade deal could add another £4bn a year into the UK economy, but it has prompted fears NHS services will be threatened by privatisation. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Campaigners for a new EU-US trade deal, which could add an extra £4bn a year to the UK economy, have been given a boost after an undertaking from Europe's lead negotiator that US healthcare companies will not be allowed to run NHS services.
Amid trade union fears that the proposed deal could act as a cover to privatise the NHS, the main European commission negotiator has said that the NHS would be "fully... read more

 
11 July 2014 in Health, Views: 33
Source: Guardian
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