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VIDEO: The Naylor Report – Tories Plan to Sell the NHS

YouTuber Chris Holden’s video on the Naylor Report and Theresa May’s plans for the NHS has gone viral in the last week. Deservedly so, he’s done the hard yards – reading an interminably dull report – so we don’t have to. His summary is concise, revealing, and very worrying.

“In an interview with Andrew Neil, Theresa May slipped out a single line about the NHS; she’s made the 2017 election all about her, strength and stability and Brexit. In half an hour, this was all she had to say about her plans on the NHS – “we support the Naylor Report”. It sounded so tediously dull, it couldn’t possibly be of any interest.”

Featured image from, who have an excellent write-up on the Naylor Report here.


  1. Does it not anger you that the people in charge of the funding of the NHS are people that do not use  or can afford not to use the NHS?

    Does it not anger you that the politicians use the NHS as a political football?

    just one example is Ed Milliband

    Ed Miliband has come under pressure to admit that he plotted to “weaponize” the NHS as an election issue after it emerged he secretly briefed up to 15 executives at the BBC over his plans, The Telegraph can disclose.
    The Labour leader used the phrase during a meeting with some of the corporation’s most senior figures in around November of last year and said he intended to make the NHS the centerpiece of his campaign. He made the comments weeks before the NHS began to experience unprecedented pressure.

    Both parties are as bad as each other,you just have to listen to PM,s question time to hear the hypocrisy of all parties

    Then there is the Torys secret plan to sell of the NHS,one which they deny and as we all know  politicians tell the truth

    But if you look into the Tory MPs business background you can see just why its more of a probability than  unlikelihood

    Full list of MPs with links to private healthcare firms

    David Cameron –

    Handed a peerage to nursing and care home tycoon Dolar Popat, who has given the Tories more than £200,000 in donations.

    Andrew Lansley – Former Health Secretary & architect of privatisation

    Received a £21,000 donation in Nov 2009 from John Nash, the former chairman of Care UK.

    Harriet Baldwin – Tory whip

    Former executive at JP Morgan, a major player in private healthcare.

    Greg Barker – former Energy Minister

    Held shares in Quester VCT 5 plc ,a venture capital firm with multiple investments in healthcare companies.

    Henry Bellingham

    Former director of Lansdowne Advisory Ltd, which has shares in private healthcare company Circle.

    Jake Berry

    Has registered interests in legal firm Squire Patton Boggs, which workd with multiple NHS trusts on PFI and PPP programs.

    Graham Brady

    Former advisor to PA Consulting, a management consultancy company which has worked with the NHS’s new Clinical Commissioning Groups.

    Simon Burns – former Health Minister

    Attended an oncology conference paid for by Aventis Pharma – a five-day trip to the US funded by a leading drug firm.

    Nick de Bois

    Was the majority shareholder in Rapier Design Group, an events management company heavily involved with the private medical and pharmaceutical industries.

    Steve Brine

    Received almost £15,000 in donations from James Lupton, the chairman of investment bankers, Greenhill Europe which has a global network of corporate relationships in the healthcare sector.

    Aidan Burley

    Received six bottles of wine from Hitachi consultants for a speech in 2011. Hitachi Consulting UK built an online ‘portal’ for NHS commissioners to help them monitor performance.

    Damian Collins

    Spent almost a decade working for marketing agency M&C Saatchi, whose clients include PPP healthcare, AXA insurance, Astrazeneca, Pfizer and Merck

    David Davis – former shadow home secretary

    Received a payment of £4,250 for a six-hour speaking engagement for private health insurance company Aviva.

    Jonathan Djanogly

    Received £1,900 from Huntleigh Healthcare Ltd, which manufactures medical and orthopaedic equipment and instruments.

    Richard Drax

    Received £14,000 in a series of donations from Derek Luckhurst, chief executive and owner of care home group Agincare.

    Iain Duncan-Smith – Work and Pensions Secretary

    Has shares in hygiene technology company Byotrol plc, which sells products to the NHS.

    Philip Dunne

    Was a non-executive director for investment firm Baronsmead VCT 4 plc, which had multiple investments in private healthcare companies.

    Michael Fallon – Defence Secretary

    Former director of Attendo AB, – a Swedish private health company.

    Mark Field

    Was a board advisor to Ellwood and Atfield; a recruitment firm which recruit for NHS positions and private healthcare.

    Liam Fox – former Defence Secretary

    Received £5,000 from investment company IPGL Ltd, who purchased healthcare pharma company Cyprotex.

    George Freeman

    Has shares in Hill House Assets Ltd, formally private health firm 4D Biomedical Ltd.

    Mike Freer

    Provided marketing advice to Care Matters, a financial planning company for care homes.

    Richard Fuller

    Worked for L.E.K consulting, which has six ‘partners’ in European healthcare.

    Richard Graham

    Received £3,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.

    William Hague – Leader of the Commons

    Received a £20,000 donation from MMC Ventures, which parts owns The Practice plc which runs 60 GP surgeries.

    Philip Hammond – Foreign Secretary

    Beneficiary of a trust which owns a controlling interest in healthcare and nursing home developer Castlemead Ltd.

    Mark Harper

    Received £5,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.

    Nick Herbert

    Received £15,000 in donations from Caroline Nash, wife of former Care UK chairman John Nash.

    Jeremy Hunt – Health Secretary

    Received £32,920 from hedge fund baron Andrew Law, a major investor in healthcare firms.

    Margot James

    Had a key role at marketing giant WPP Group, which had a long list of healthcare clients.

    Sajid Javid – Culture Secretary

    Received £11,000 from Moundsley Healthcare Ltd last year.

    Jo Johnson – Downing Street policy adviser

    Received £6,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.

    Kwarsi Kwateng

    Worked as an analyst for for Crispin Odey’s hedge fund Odey Asset Management.

    Mark Lancaster

    Former adviser to property venture capital firm Company Palmer Capital Partners Ltd, a funder of Danescroft Commercial Developments, which has worked in the healthcare sector.

    Dr Phillip Lee

    Has worked as a freelance or Medical Solutions Ltd, which provided medical cover for events.

    Oliver Letwin – former shadow chancellor

    Was a non-executive director of N.M. Rothschild Corporate Finance Ltd, which invests heavily in healthcare.

    Peter Lilley

    Non-Executive director of management software firm Idox plc, which provides services to the NHS Health Libraries Group and NHS Education for Scotland.

    Tim Loughton

    Received £350 for training sessions with Cumberlege Connections, a political networking firm that works “extensively” with the pharmaceutical industry.

    Mary Macleod

    Was a senior executive at Andersen Consulting/Accenture, which has profited from big PFI deals.

    Francis Maude – Cabinet Office Secretary

    Was a director of PR firm Huntsworth plc, which was part of lobbying group Healthcare Communications Association.

    Maria Miller – former Culture Secretary

    Former director of Grey’s Advertising Ltd, an advertising and brand company which worked extensively with clients in the healthcare sector.

    Andrew Mitchell – former International Development Secretary

    Was a strategy adviser to global management firm Accenture, which has worked extensively with private healthcare companies and the NHS.

    Penny Mordaunt – Communities Minister

    Worked for lobbying firm Hanover, where she had a range of healthcare clients.

    Brooks Newmark – former Charities Minister

    Partner in the Allele Fund, which invests in healthcare startups.

    Jesse Norman

    Received £5,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.

    Stephen O’Brien

    Received payments totalling £40,000 from Julian Schild, whose family made £184million in 2006 by selling hospital bed-makers Huntleigh Technology.

    George Osborne – Chancellor

    Received donation through Conservative Campaign Headquarters from Julian Schild – see above.

    Priti Patel – Treasury Minister

    Worked for lobbying firm Weber Shandwick, which does PR for big healthcare and pharmaceutical firms.

    John Redwood – former Cabinet Minister

    Advised the private equity company which runs Pharmacy2u, the UK’s largest dedicated internet and mail order pharmacy.

    Jacob Rees-Mogg

    Partner of Somerset Capital Management LLP, which has healthcare investor Redwood Emerging Markets Dividend Income Fund as a client.

    (Photo: Getty)
    51. Sir Malcolm Rifkind – former Foreign Secretary

    Chairman of advisory board at L.E.K. Consulting LLP, which helps private healthcare firms identify “new business development” and “opportunities with the Government”.

    Amber Rudd – Energy Minister

    Received £3,000 from hedge fund baron Andrew Law, a major investor in healthcare firms.

    David Ruffley

    Received £10,000 in donations from Caroline Nash, wife of former Care UK chairman John Nash.

    Mark Simmonds – former Foreign Minister

    Was paid £50,000 a year as a “strategic adviser” to Circle Health.

    Chris Skidmore

    Received £3,500 for speeches to STAC Consultancy, which specialises in the launch of pharmaceutical products.

    Julian Smith

    Received a £2,500 donation from Principle Healthcare Ltd in September 2014.

    Nicholas Soames

    Received £2,000 from asset manager Crispin Odey, a major investor in Circle.

    John Stanley

    Consultant on financial services to FIL Investment Management Ltd, which invests in healthcare.

    Andrew Tyrie – select committee chairman

    Attended the Ryder Cup as Secretary of the Parliamentary Golf Society, with travel and accommodation paid for by U.S. healthcare services company Humana Europe.

    Robin Walker:

    His office received a £2,000 donation from Redwood Care Homes, which owns multiple care homes.

    David Willetts – former Universities Minister

    Has shares in Sensortec, a company that owns Vantix which was working on a contract for a new product to detect MRSI.

    Rob Wilson

    Had registered shares in Vital Imaging, a private screening company.

    Tim Yeo

    Also attended the 2008 Ryder Cup, courtesy of Humana Europe.

    Nadhim Zahawi

    Non-executive director of recruitment company SThree, which specialises in the Ppharmaceutical and biotechnology sector.

    (Photo: Getty)
    65. Menzies Campbell – former leader

    Non-executive director of Scottish American Investment Company plc, which took over one of the care homes when Southern Cross collapsed.

    Vince Cable – Business Secretary

    Received a donation of £2,000 from Chartwell Care Services, which is 100% owned by Chartwell Health & Care PLC. It also owns Chartwell Private Hospitals plc, which provide day case surgery to NHS patients.

    Nick Clegg – Deputy Prime Minister

    Received a donation to his constituency office for £5,000 from Alpha Medical Consultancy.

    Simon Hughes – Justice Minister

    Received £60,000 donation to his constituency party from the founder of Alpha Hospitals, a private hospital firm.

    Robert Smith

    Has shares in pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

    Jo Swinson – Business Minister

    Received a donation of £2,000 September 2013 from private optician firm, Peter Ivins Eye Care.

    So who do we believe when it comes to election time? The answer is simple none of them they are all lying their teeth out

    But what angers me the most is people still believe them and vote for them.

    Should not a pledge form any party or individual MP be written in stone and if they go back on what they promised then surly they have lied to gain power by deception and should be classed as a criminal offence

    Please let me know what you think, and what would you do to bring these people to account

    Politicians or criminals?

    • John says

      This is a very good list but it is now dated. Is it possible to make up a more up-to-date one?
      If you can do that, I suggest you identify which constituencies these individuals represent in Parliament and then send the relevant information to the local Labour Constituency Party with a suggestion that they include the information in their next constituency-wide newsletter so that local residents become aware just how financially selfish their local MPs are.
      It would also help the local Labour Constituency Party to spotlight their local MP’s voting behaviour too.
      That might constrain them from further unacceptable actions and/or help to get them de-elected in future.

  2. John says

    The Labour Party 2017 General Election Manifesto “For the Many, Not the Few” is necessarily “broad brush” in nature but the section on the NHS (pages 66 to 69) outlines a broad preventative strategy, such that demands on both primary and secondary healthcare services will be reduced for the young and an increased investment in social care will correspondingly reduce demands on the NHS by the elderly.
    On the question of funding, the final paragraph states the following:-
    ‘We will introduce a new legal duty on the Secretary of State and on NHS England to ensure that excess private profits are not made out of the NHS at the expense of patients care.’ (page 69).
    What this may mean in actual practice will remain to be seen but it at least provides a basis for tackling the obscene levels of profits that private consortia are extracting from the NHS by – for example – passing legislation designed to reduce the levels of cash being extracted from the NHS.
    Some of the earliest PFI contracts had rates of return on capital employed (ROCE) of between 25 and 40 per cent.
    In an era when most financial institutions are offering interest rates of – at best – around 1 per cent on deposits, it is clearly evident that the rates of return on PFI contracts are basically usurious – to say the very least – and it is possible to foresee these rates of return being legally trimmed with very little public opposition.
    I hope a Labour Government will contemplate such a course of action but I cannot guarantee it.
    I believe they should possess the courage to implement such a strategy but only time will tell.
    One thing that is absolutely guaranteed is that the Tories would never contemplate any such course of action.
    If anything, they are intent on broadening and accelerating PFI and other means of asset-stripping the NHS.
    This is only to be expected as how otherwise can they repay their donors and backers?
    The choice is stark but simple: Labour to maybe save the NHS or Tories to see the end of the NHS as we know it.
    This coming Thursday will see the start of either of these two processes or outcomes.
    Everyone in the UK must decide the future of the NHS.
    Vote wisely!

    • BigBG says

      @John: whilst I broadly agree with you, I have reservations about your aspirational views on renegotiating PFI contracts. Apart from the Commercial Confidentiality Clauses; opening them up and renegotiating down the ROCE may have public support – but when has the Private Sector ever been so public spirited? It would be complicated by the fact that those who originally negotiated the contracts would have packaged up the debt and sold on their liabilities. That’s how this toxic economy works, isn’t it? My wild guess is that it would result in some sort of equity swap arrangement that would further burden our National Debt? We can have a separate debate about how unsustainable our National Debt already is another time. As a private citizen, my more simplistic solution would be to tell them to go f_ck ’emselves!

      • John says

        You are right to point towards the secondary derivatives market in PFI contracts.
        As in any market, any factors that causes them to lose value will see their values heavily discounted.
        By even talking about reducing the ROCE rates on these PFI contracts, it could well see their values fall.
        Then, it would be a simple matter for central government to buy them up at heavily discounted prices.
        Once bought, they could be cancelled at a fraction of their original price.
        One thing a national government can always do if it wants to is to pass retrospective legislation.
        That would invalidate any legal challenges in UK courts.
        The vulture funds might well find that to be an object lesson they will never forget.
        If they don’t comply, issue excessive tax demands on them, which have to be supported by other governments.

    • The Brexit ‘negotiations’ are the scam at the heart of an election intended to secure an unassailable Tory majority and complete the privatisation of the UK. Free trade deals are passé in a new era of protectionism; membership of the Single Market, Customs Union and the EU are largely irrelevant to Britain’s productivity and economic growth.

  3. This was May’s election to lose & that’s precisely what she’s working hard to do.

    If she’d used her brain (assuming she has one) we’d have been looking at a safe BREXIT now but this put UK in peril as the EU Zealots will see this weakness.

    But saying that “Hard Brexit” brings a net annual gain to the UK of (c) €4Bn from EU/UK trade deficit – do the calcs if you don’t believe me!

  4. BigBG says

    Sometimes, I feel like I’m swimming in a very small goldfish bowl. Tory bashing has been my raison d’etre for forty years, but even I have to say this analysis is one sided. PFIs, PPPs, SPVs anyone?
    After twenty years of Tory mismanagement, in 1997, along came ‘New’ Labour, promising to save the NHS, tax progressively, increase the Welfare State, etc. And ‘save the NHS’ they did, but at what cost?
    Thanks to PFIs, part of the NHS infrastructure is already effectively private; and leased back to the NHS for profit. PFIs saddled the NHS with a toxic and unsustainable debt (greater than the value of the facilities built) of £267bn to be repaid over 50 years; an ‘affordability gap’ that lead to the loss of services, bed closures, etc. So if the Tories are coming to sell off the NHS; it’s to finish the job that Labour started!
    The Labour manifesto is not promising to bring the NHS into public ownership. They can’t, the contracts are in place for 30-60 years. Nor can they “ensure that excess private profits are not made out of the NHS at the expense of patient care” as the terms of the contracts are already in place. Other than care contracts (as and when they come up for renewal); and some service contracts (those that are not written into the terms of a PFI); , nor can they “reverse privatise.” They could buy out those contracts, but at what cost? The £30bn of extra funding over the 5 year term of the next Parliament will actually equate to a £7bn funding gap by 2020/21. The extra capital expenditure?
    I am not writing this just to be downvoted. I love the NHS, my Mum gave her life to it. There seems to be a one dimensional thinking here – Tories bad (undoubtedly); Labour good?
    In 2007, along came Labour, promising to save the NHS, tax progressively, increase the Welfare State…. For me, there has to be a better solution than just reversing the direction we swim round the goldfish bowl every few years? I feel that the NHS should rightly belong to the people, not the politicians, or the banks (who the politicians work for) – isn’t it time to take it back?
    And if the NHS were to go under, due to inflationary pressure on its toxic indebtedness, and not just the Toxic Tories BOGOF – you can add it to the ‘Crimes of Tony Blair’ – as far as I am concerned.

    • Manda says

      “…but even I have to say this analysis is one sided. PFIs, PPPs, SPVs anyone?”

      See the link to the documentary I posted above. The privatization of NHS began when the neoliberal/neocon political consensus became the ‘centre’… with Thatcher and then her “greatest achievement” Blair and New Labour. Lib Dems as you will see, effectively helped the Tories legally abolish the NHS with the 2012 Heath and Social Care Act.
      Here’s the link again to save you looking.

      • BigBG says

        @Manda: thanks for the link, which I rewatched in case I had missed something. I think anyone who is aware of the problems of the NHS knows that this has been a long term project of self-serving corporatist individuals at a political and managerial level. My POV, extended from what I said above, is that the whole LibLabCon have been involved. The argument that the Tories (with or without Lib collaboration) are anti-NHS and Labour are pro-NHS is simplistic and one sided. And ultimately dangerous. In fact, it was the very blinkered argument that led us to this point. All parties have historically been complicit. If you look at what ‘New’ Labour did with PFIs and Foundation Trusts, what does it amount to if not pre-privitisation? ‘New’ Labour introduced measures that Thatcher would only have dreamt of: a point one of the brave Doctors in the film reiterated.
        My argument about the Labour manifesto ‘solution’ is that although they intend to repeal the 2012 Health and Social Care Act – which is undeniably a positive step – they make absolutely no indication that they plan to open up and renegotiate the PFI (for “Pernicious Financial Idiocy”) contracts. This, to my mind, is like pouring £30bn down the corporate-banking sluice. At best, it is a partial solution that favours the banks and PFI Consortia. While we are all Tory bashing – a real and informed public debate (that this film calls for) is suppressed.
        The toxic burden of PFI debt alone could bring down the NHS. From the Consortia side the capital investment has been re-financed down to virtually 0% – while the NHS will have to continue to pay ‘Unitary Charges’ (including management fees, service charges, etc.) for the full life of the contract (sometimes longer than the life expectancy of the building?!?) Basically, It amounts to free money to the Consortia – and a debt-burdened NHS for us. How do you “reverse privatise” or limit “excess private profits” on contracts that have decades to run?
        If this election were a Presidential run-off between Corbyn and May; for sure, it’s a no brainer. But there are Parties involved: and beyond Corbyn – I believe the bulk of the PLP/NEC showed their hand in the recent leadership contest. Who was Owen Smith if not a Big-Pharma-wolf in a ‘socialist-sheepskin’ corporate shoe-in for the job of Labour leader? (He was certainly portrayed as one at the time, or have we all forgotten?)
        Labour may be the better choice – but a safe pair of hands? We need a much deeper analysis an more informed debate beyond a reflexive knee-jerk yes. I submit that if we merely vote Labour and brain-park for the next five years – we may lose the NHS anyway. That is something my Mum would turn in her grave to see. And yes, if not all, Labour would have to shoulder a fair weight of blame.

        • Manda says

          There is no doubt Labour would be up against it re NHS and possibly delivering on their manifesto.
          I was posting to back up your point that the NHS privatization project was not just carried out by the Tories and also for readers who may not have seen it.

          Getting a Labour government is a great start in my opinion, the alternative is certain doom to NHS and continued decline of living standards and future prospects for the majority. Whatever the result of the election those who want to see NHS rescued and work towards a more equal and fairer society will have to find all the energy they can muster to work together to push for it.

          In the end the words of Bevan hold true “The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it”.

          • BigBG says

            I can’t argue with that, see you on the barricades! 🙂

  5. Frank says

    Yes, the Americanisation of Europe in general and the UK, in particular, is ongoing and apparently inexorable. And this reconfiguration is apparent at all levels: political, economic, and cultural. Europe is, not to put to fine a point on it, an occupied zone, and has been so since at least 1945. The liberation has turned into an occupation; at once a geopolitical forward base for the US deployment of its NATO intervention force against the Eurasian bloc of Russia and China, and secondly an export zone for US goods and services. Euroland’s vassal eliites seem only too willing to do Washington’s bidding even though they are treated with almost open contempt by their Atlantic ‘partners’. This applies particularly to the hysterical Russophobes of the ‘New’ Eastern european states.

  6. Stephen Sivonda says

    Watching the video…I heard “United Healthcare” mentioned . That is probably the supplemental healthcare provider here in the US. So there is a scheme about for them to get involved directly into the ownership of the hospitals…. their stock will soar and the CEO gets an even more obscene yearly compensation then he gets now. The UK should rise up and crush those Tories.

  7. John says

    I have already seen this video. It is also now on The SKWAWKBOX.
    What is really hard to fathom is why the Labour Party and other political parties are not highlighting this.
    It also raises the question as to why the main media is not highlighting this either?
    All any of us can do is to circulate this as widely as possible.
    However, will that be sufficient to persuade enough “swing” voters?

  8. May Ayres says

    My laptop has locked the ‘mute’ button. Chris Holden is allowed to speak but Theresa May has been mutified. Quite a blessing in one way, to see only her cruel lips working but very disturbing to see the interview censored in this way.

  9. Tories speak and…from the left side of their face they are all for a free at the point of need NHS…from the right side of their face they will privatise every last shred of the service…so the taxpayer will basically be paying for the shareholders dividends and getting a lousy service for the priviledge.

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