Jeremy Corbyn plans to 'renationalise' NHS and ensure funding goes to patients not contractors

Jeremy Corbyn plans to 'renationalise' NHS and ensure funding goes to patients not contractors

Jeremy Corbyn wants to end private finance initiative contracts

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has announced plans to "renationalise" the NHS by ensuring funding is available for patients' use rather than contractors.

He wants to end the private finance initiative contracts as well as guarantee nurses' bursaries, as the Conservatives are currently planning to replace them with loans.

The Labour leader is expected to say the Tories have "run our treasured National Health Service into the ground" so now he believes it should be "fully publicly funded," The Mirror reported.

He also said during a London speech: "PFI continues to take money away from patient care while job and bursary cuts have crippled the NHS and disproportionately hit women who make up 77% of NHS staff.

"And it's disgraceful that your life expectancy and standard of care can change so dramatically depending on your class, your job, your race and gender or the area you live in.

"Health, health financing and health inequality is a matter of paramount national importance."

He wants to make sure the NHS has resources so that it can provide good quality service for all people.

Corbyn added his programme aims to "rebuild and transform Britain so that no-one and no community is left behind."