Competition within Public or Non-Profit. NHS Privatisation (Disadvantages…
Competition within Public or Non-Profit. NHS Privatisation
Characteristics of non profit/ service
Intangible- Not physical offering.
Inseparable- production and consumption at the same time.
Variable- quality may vary depending on who performs the service.
Perishable - service is provided at a point in time and cannot be stored.
Branches of the NHS
Provides will look to grow income and profits
Costs to patients increase
Increases in fraud cases
No more universal care
Doctors, Nurses etc will centre around wealthy areas if pay rather than be evenly dispersed with capped pay.
More surgeries will be opened in wealth areas.
Better care may be given to those with more money and vice versa for those with less.
'Competition puts revenue, not patients, at the centre of care' (Wheeler, B. (2013) 'why not...privatise the NHS?' BBC News.)
In types of care provided
quality of service
Developments in medicines
Partnerships between private organisations and local services
Contracts can be put out to tender for providing the best value for money deals
Greater systems and more efficient operating within the service
Patients will have the opportunity to choose where they receive treatment