Active opposition to integrated care systems by shadow ministers, Labour MPs and councillors
Posted on 03-02-21 by Alex Scott-Samuel
Number of votes: 31 | Number of comments: 29
Although successive Labour Party conferences since 2016 have voted to actively oppose NHS England's integrated care systems and Long Term Plan, Labour has not yet implemented this policy. It was therefore very good news that at the Health and Social Care Commission on 27.1.21, Jonathan Ashworth (accompanied by Rosena Allin-Khan) committed labour to actively repeal all legislation enabling or supporting integrated care systems. This should now be urgently translated into action by all members of the shadow front bench, the PLP and Labour councillors, to actively oppose all national and local arrangements and/or policies aimed at facilitating integrated care systems and/or facilitating the Long Term Plan (LTP).
It has been clearly established that the LTP originated in papers drafted by McKinseys at the Davos World Economic Forum in 2012. The overall aim was to undermine and eventually privatise public health care systems throughout the world. Successive governments have developed proposals of this sort since the 1980s; NHS England's forthcoming proposals for legislation on integrated care systems will finally achieve it unless Labour actively opposes this.
The Health and Social Care Policy Commission develops Labour policy and thinking on areas including the future of the NHS, mental health, public health and social care.