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‘Uncertain future’ Fears over possible privatisation of NHS cervical screening services

Article published on Unite Live

Well-founded fears are being expressed about the possible privatisation of cervical screening services used by thousands of women in England every year – which we say is the latest manifestation of the accelerating privatisation of the NHS.

Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union with 100,000 members in the health service, says that alarm bells are ringing, as the deadline for the tendering process for laboratory services involving cervical screening was last week (January 16).