Abstracts: April 17th, 2003

This briefing, commissioned from Catalyst by the Transport and General Workers Union, sets out the key issues of concern in the debate over Foundation Hospitals, warning that they could inject a competitive ethos into the NHS and open a gap in service delivery between a small elite of favoured hospitals guarding their position against a lower tier of “second class” provision upon which the majority will depend. Foundation hospitals represent a full-blown assault on public services and a giant step towards privatisation.Link: http://www.catalystforum.org.uk/pubs/paper14.html