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Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

BBC Two Daily Politics The NHS March to London

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Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health talked to Jo Coburn about the 300 mile NHS March from Jarrow to London, organised by a group of mothers from County Durham.

The protest centres around the government's Health and Social Care Act 2012, which critics say has opened the NHS up to privatisation, but the government claims has given health professionals more decision-making power.

The protesters have called for the legislation to be repealed.

A department of health spokesman said: "Use of the private sector in the NHS represents only 6% of the total NHS budget - an increase of just 1% since May 2010.

"Charities, social enterprises and other healthcare providers continue to play an important role for the NHS."