Government planning huge overhaul of how NHS is run, leaked document reveals
Details of a huge overhaul of how the NHS is run have been revealed in a leaked government document.
The reforms would reverse controversial changes brought in by David Cameron’s coalition government in 2012 and slim down the role of private providers in the health service.
The policy document, leaked to the website Health Policy Insight, lays out plans for increased integration between care providers but also gives substantially more power to the government.
The health secretary would be responsible for setting priorities for the NHS and would be handed powers to put fluoride in water supplies and change the labelling on fatty foods.
Labour’s shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth said the government need to “explain how a structural…