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Cap private firms profits, NHS staff says


6 May 2015

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There is overwhelming support to cap private firms profits, a new survey of NHS staff has found.

The proposal to cap profits was backed a majority of respondents from all levels of seniority the survey, from Dods Research, of 2,000 health service workers has found.

There is overwhelming support to cap private firms profits, a new survey of NHS staff has found.

The proposal to cap profits was backed a majority of respondents from all levels of seniority the survey, from Dods Research, of 2,000 health service workers has found.

Those at board or director level were less enthusiastic than their more junior colleagues as 45% said that such a move would be “difficult” or “very difficult” to implement.

In contrast, health staff overall thought that it would be relatively easy to implement, more so than any other proposed reform in the run-up to the election.

The least popular policy was the Conservatives plan to introduce a right to see a named GP, which was widely thought of as the most difficult to deliver.

The survey also found that only 16% of staff feel confident that the promise of better integration between health and social care services can be carried out.

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