The Tories have claimed that under them “the NHS is not for sale“. However, the figures clearly show that this is not true.
Under the Tories, privatisation has increased from £4.1 billion in 2009/10 to £9.2 billion in 2018/19. This is an increase of over 120%.
2009/10 figure from a government response to a Parliamentary Written Question, 14 September 2018, Link
2018/19 figure from page 215 of the Department of Health and Social Care’s 2018-19 Annual Report and Accounts, July 2019, Link