NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust and the new shape of neoliberal welfare

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Aldred, Rachel 2008. NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust and the new shape of neoliberal welfare. Capital and Class.
AuthorsAldred, Rachel
Abstract

The NHS LIFT (local improvement finance trust) programme is a new form
of privatisation of UK primary care, based on the private finance initiative
but going beyond it in important ways. It covers half of all English primary
care trusts, and the approach has also been extended into education (the
‘Building Schools for the Future’ programme). The LIFT model embeds
multinational capital and corporate forms into UK primary care and affects
both staff and services, but challenges to it have been patchy and low-key.
There is a need to theorise what this new development means for public
services, and to examine the potential for resistance to it.

Keywordsprivatisation; health; NHS; primary care
JournalCapital and Class
ISSN0309-8168
Year2008
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://www.cseweb.org.uk/pdfs/CC95/C&C_Issue95_Art2.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/175
Publication dates
PrintJun 2008
Publication process dates
Deposited24 May 2009
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Citation:
Aldred, R. (2008) 'NHS LIFT and the new shape of neoliberal welfare', Capital and Class 95 pp. 31-58.

Page range31-58
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