Benenden health responds to Labour Conference health speech
Wednesday 25th September 2013
Benenden Health responds to speech by Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP at the Labour Party Conference 2013.
In his speech at Labour Party Conference 2013, Shadow Minster of State for Health Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP said;
“We need to give people a proper choice - Labour for a public NHS against Cameron’s market.”
Benenden Health responded by saying:
“We need to give people more of a choice: Labour’s plans for the NHS should make room for mutual organisations that can deliver excellent healthcare outcomes for people while ploughing any surpluses made back into this process.
"Both Labour and the Coalition have talked positively about mutuals and their impact on, and contribution to, society. We know about this at Benenden Health. We are a not-for-profit mutual organisation that has been around since 1905. We work actively alongside the NHS to support our 900,000 members to achieve physical and emotional wellbeing.
"Private and Public aren’t the only options available – mutuals are part of the history of this country and can and should be part of its future."