How healthcare lobbyists could change our NHS

Here’s a video made by Spinwatch that shows how big healthcare companies’ lobbysits are influencing government on the future of our NHS:

The film asks whether Andrew Lansley’s planned reforms for the NHS are being shaped by big healthcare companies’ lobbyists.

It explains that big businesses can influence government in three main ways:

    • Funding think tanks to put together ‘evidence’ to support the view of big business
    • Pay lobbyists to put pressure on government to adopt certain policies
    • Help their employees become MPs, or advisors to government