Concern over NHS ‘sell-off’

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NORTH East community services could be sold off as part of the “biggest act of privatisation the NHS has ever seen”, it has been claimed.

The Labour Party has released a dossier listing contracts worth £250million that are being signed from this week, after the passing of the controversial Health Act earlier this year. It claimed nearly 400 community services were up for grabs.

They include potential sell-offs across the North-East of everything from wheelchair services and foot treatment to diagnostic tests, adult hearing and psychological therapies.

The Conservative Party denied the accusations.