Privatisation & marketisation

Kirkwood G, Pollock AM, Roderick P. Private sector expansion and the widening NHS treatment gap between rich and poor in England: admissions for NHS-funded elective primary hip and knee replacements between 1997/98 and 2018/19Health Policy. 2024;105118. download

Pollock AM. The NHS at 75 – and at breaking point. Fire Brigades Union. 2023.

Pollock AM. Multinational care companies are the real winners from Johnson’s new tax. The Guardian 14 Sep 2021.

Roderick P, Pollock AM. A new bill to reform the NHS in England: the wrong proposals at the wrong time. BMJ Opinion 11 Feb 2021.

Pollock AM, Roderick P, Price D. Response to NHSE/I consultation, “Integrating care: next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England”. 08 Jan 2021. download

Pollock AM. Thanks to outsourcing, England’s test and trace system is in chaos. The Guardian. 31 Jul 2020.

Pollock AM. Spending cuts and privatisation have left us without a functioning social care system. New Statesman 01 Jul 2020

Pollock AM, Clements L, Harding-Edgar L. Why we need a national care service – and how to build one. Tribune 22 Jun 2020.

Harrington C, Pollock AM, Sutaria S. Privatization of nursing homes in the United Kingdom and the United States. In Armstrong P, Armstrong H (eds). The privatization of care: the case of nursing homes, Routledge 2019.

Pollock AM. Think Carillion is bad? Wait until you see what the government wants to do with the NHS. New Statesman 18 Jan 2018

Sutaria S, Roderick P, Pollock AM. Are radical changes to health and social care paving the way for fewer services and new user charges? BMJ. 2017;358:j4279. download

Filippon J, Giovanella L, Konder M, Pollock AM. ‘Liberalizing’ the English National Health Service: background and risks to healthcare entitlement. Cadernos de Saúde Pública. 2016;32(8). download

Pollock AM, Price D. PFI and the National Health Service in England. 2013. download

Pollock AM. How Libor rate rigging has put hospitals in crisis. The Guardian. 2012.

Pollock AM. NHS franchising: the toxic world of globalised healthcare is upon us. The Guardian. 2012.

Pollock AM. Bad science should not be used to justify NHS shakeup. The Guardian. 2012 Mar 15.

Pollock AM, Macfarlane A, Greener I. Bad science concerning NHS competition is being used to support the controversial Health and Social Care Bill. LSE blog. 2012.

Pollock AM, Price D. The final frontier: The UK’s new coalition government turns the English National Health Service over to the global health care market. Health Sociology Review 2011;20:294–305. download

Pollock AM. Evidence submitted to the Treasury committee inquiry into the future of the private finance initiative. 2011.

Pollock AM. NHS waste on private treatment centres. Sunday Telegraph. 2011.

Godden S, Price D, Pollock AM. The impact of privatisation on the provision of health services in Britain and the implications of market mechanisms for public services. Criminal Justice Alliance 2010.

Hellowell M, Pollock AM. Non-profit distribution: the Scottish approach to private finance in public services. Social Policy and Society 2009;8:405.  download

Pollock AM. The privatisation of the UK NHS. Reykjavik: 2008.

Leys C, Player S, Pollock AM. Nuclear medicine in the transition to private clinical care. Nuclear Medicine Communications 2007;28:586–7.  download

Pollock AM, Price D, Viebrock E, Miller E, Watt G. The market in primary care. BMJ 2007 Sep 6;335(7618):475–7. download: BMJ_2007_Pollock_MarketInPrimaryCare

Pollock AM. The new profiteers. The Guardian. 2007.

Pollock AM. What Sicko doesn’t tell you. The Guardian. 2007.

Pollock AM, Price D. Privatising primary care. British Journal of General Practice 2006;565–6. download

Pollock AM. NHS plc: the privatisation of our health care. 2nd ed. London: Verso 2005.

Pollock AM. Evidence not ideology: the BMJ should take a position on the evidence about privatisation. BMJ 2005;331:964–964. download

Pollock AM, Price D, Player S. The private finance initiative: a policy built on sand. London: UNISON 2005. download

Pollock AM. Privatisation of the NHS is accelerating. The Guardian. 2005

Pollock AM. Markets will value cash over caring. Times Higher Educational Supplement 2004.

Pollock AM. Tony’s private love affair has cost us billions. Mail on Sunday. 2004.

Pollock AM. Foundation hospitals and the NHS Plan. London: UNISON 2003. download

Godden S, Pollock AM, Player S. Capital investment in primary care -the funding and ownership of primary care premises. Public Money and Management 2001;21:43–50. download

Pollock A. Will primary care trusts lead to US-style health care? BMJ 2001;322:964–7. download

Pollock AM, Player S, Godden S. How private finance is moving primary care into corporate ownership. BMJ 2001;322:960–3. download

Pollock AM, Shaoul J, Rowland D, et al. Public services and the private sector: a response to the IPPR. London: Catalyst 2001. download

Pollock AM. Privateers on the march. The Guardian. 2001.

Pollock AM. Private sector lured by £30bn public gold rush. The Observer. 2001.

Pollock AM, Dunnigan M. Beds in the NHS. BMJ 2000;320:461–2. download

Pollock AM, Gaffney D, Dunnigan M, et al. Time to strip the beds. Health Service  Journal 1997 Nov 27;30–33.