Exposed- Corporatocracy ; UK MPs reaping the financial benefits of conflict of interest
July 21, 2013
As the UK Government proceeds relentlessly with selling off national assets, syphoning tax revenue into private hands, it is important to note that even without the millions spent by private healthcare companies on corporate lobbyists, there are so many influential Members of Parliament with their snouts in the trough of private healthcare.
Â David Cameron:
TLC Group, which provides services for the elderly,Dolar Popat has given the Conservatives Â£209,000 he is aÂ Nursing and care home tycoon . The Ugandan-born dad-of-three has amassed an estimated Â£42million fortune as its founder and chief Â . The businessman was made a peer shortly after Cameron entered No10 in May 2010. source
In 2005 Cameron received Â£1,500 from Care home property company Chiltern Care Holdings – electoral commission
Â Andrew Lansley: Architect of the Health and Social Care bill -
Andrew LansleyÂs personal office was funded byÂ John Nash, the chairman of Care UK who gave Â£21,000 to fund in November 2009. Â The National Health service makes up 96 per cent of Care UKÂs business, which amounted to more than Â£400 million last year .. – Hedge fund boss John Nash is one of the major Conservative donors with close ties to the healthcare industry. In the last five years he and his wife have given over Â£200,00 to the conservative party. He is also a founder of City firm Sovereign Capital, which runs a string of private healthcare firms. Another Â founder of this firm, Ryan Robson is another major Tory donor who has given the party over Â£250,000. Â http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/6989408/Andrew-Lansley-bankrolled-by-private-healthcare-provider.html
Andrew LansleyÂs personal office was also funded byÂ a donation from Julian Schild to be used to support his office in his capacity as Shadow secretary for health in 2008.
Julian SchildÂs family made Â£184million in 2006 by selling hospital bed-makers Huntleigh Technology.
Andrew LansleyÂs wife, Sally Low, is founder and managing director of Low Associates (ÂWe make the link between the public and private sectorsÂ) so definitely no conflict of interest in his office (nudge nudge).
A Daily Telegraph report in February reports that the Low Associates website lists pharmaceuticals companies SmithKline Beecham, Unilever and P&G among its clients. It also reports Ms LowÂs assertion that the company Âdoes not work with any client who has interests in the health sectorÂ. The website currently contains no reference to the drug firms listed above.
Harriet Baldwin: Conservative MP for West Worcestershire. Former managing director of JP Morgan Asset Management. Â . According to their website they serve: 1,100 hospitals, 10 of the top 10 health insurers, thousands of physicians groups, top five pharmacy benefit managers, six of the top eight pharmacy retailers. Is owning shares in a business that invests heavily in private healthcare providers a conflict of interest?
Â Gregory Barker: MP for Bexhill and Battle. In 2008 held shares in HR company Penna plc. In February 2012, HFMA and Penna plc partnered to deliver HR services to the NHS – Was an operating advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors, LP, a private equity firm with health companies in their portfolio. Had shares in Quester VCT 5 plc a venture Capital with multiple investments in healthcare companies.
Â Henry Bellingham – Conservative MP for North-West Norfolk – Shares in Lansdowne Advisory Ltd – clients include Cinven. Cinven has been involved in European healthcare over a 20-year period and invests in market-leading, cash-generative companies.Â Cinven is a leading buyout firm.
Â Jake Berry: MP for Rossendale and Darwen. Has registered interests in Top legal 500 firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (UK) LLP, as a consultant advising on client services, business development and on other specific matters. They work with multiple NHS trusts and local authorities regarding PFI and PPP programs.
Â Graham Brady: MP for Altrincham and Sale Former advisor on marketing and business strategy to PA Consulting, a management consultancy company. PA Consulting have worked with the new Clinical Commissioning Groups. Other NHS involvement includes, training, helping commissioners in North-East London, performance management. The company is not without criticism having lost a memory stick containing details of thousands of convicted people.
Nick de Bois: MP for Enfield North – De Bois is the majority shareholder in Rapier Design Group, an events management company heavily involved with the private medical and pharmaceutical industries, and whose clients include leading names such as AstraZeneca. The company was established by the Tory MP in 1998. Last year it had a turnover of Â£13m. Last April, Rapier Design purchased Hampton Medical Conferences to Âstrengthen the companyÂs position in the medical sectorÂ. It is involved in running conferences and other events for private-sector clients, and for NHS hospitals.
A number of the companyÂs clients are ÂpartnersÂ of the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), a lobby group supporting the health secretaryÂs plans. Rapier Design GroupÂs biggest clients stand to profit when the NHS is opened up to wider private-sector involvement. The GP commissioning consortium for south-west Kent, covering 49 GP practices and known as Salveo, has already signed a contract with the pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca aimed at improving diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/may/29/lansley-ally-shareholding-lobby-firm
Â Philip Dunne: MP for Ludlow. In 2008 was a non-executive director for investment Baronsmead VCT 4 plc, and has shareholdings in the company, which according to its second-half 2011 report, has multiple investments in private healthcare companies including Vectura Group plc, Alere Inc, who work with many PCTs including the ‘healthcheck programme,’ and Tristel plc, a leading provider of infection control products into the NHS. Healthcare & Education make up 9% of investments.
Â Michael Fallon: MP for Sevenoaks Â Director of Attendo AB since 2008 Â a Swedish private health company offering care and social care. The register of interests show, he receives an annual fee of Â£13,954.88 net, for approximately 20hrs work. Bridgepoint the private equity firm which acquired Care UK, whose chairman John Nash bankrolled Andrew LansleyÂs office just prior to the takeover, has also invested in Attendo AB.
Â Â Liam Fox Â Former Conservative MP Â became shadow health secretary in 1999 Â employs Adam Werrity as a paid intern in 2004 Â by this time Adam Werrity becomes a director of health consultancy firm ÂUK Health LtdÂ (now dissolved), while Liam Fox was shadow health secretary of which he and Liam Fox were shareholders. Werrity owned 11.5% of UK Health Group and Fox owned 2.3%. In 2005 a researcher based in Mr FoxÂs office worked ÂexclusivelyÂ for the now closed Atlantic Bridge ÂcharityÂ, which Liam Fox was the founding member; Mr Werrity became director, and which had links to radical right-wing neocons in the U.S. The researcher received funding from Pfizer Inc. He claimed Âshe has no function in any health role.Â The researcher was Gabby Bertin, who is now David Cameron’s press secretary. Received Â£5,000 to run his private office in October 2012 from investment company IPGL limited, who purchased healthcare pharma company Cyprotex.
Â George Freeman: MP for Mid Norfolk. His own business: http 4d-biomedical which is a specialist adviser on Healthcare markets, Technology development, Business strategy & Venture financing, working with NHS trusts. Speaking in Parliament on 11 November 2010 during the Policy For Growth debate he said, “The third is the national health service. I know from my own experience that we are sitting on billions of pounds-worth of patient data. Let us think about how we can unlock the value of those data around the world.” See Hansard
Â Mike Freer: MP for Finchley and Golders Green: Provides strategic marketing advice for Care Matters, a financial planning company for care, which includes care homes.
Â Richard Fuller: MP for Bedford: Worked for L.E.K consulting from 1984 and intermittently until 2007. L.E.K consultancy specialises in helping private healthcare companies identify “growth and new business development” and “opportunities with the government”. Chairman of Enterprise Care Group Ltd. Listed as social work without accommodation.
Â Richard Graham: Gloucester – His constituency office received received Â£3,000 from Circle investor, Mr Robin Crispin Odey on 03/12/2007. Richard Graham was elected MP for Gloucester at the last general election and like Odey has previously worked for Barings bank, which went bust in 1995. In total Odey has donated Â£222,000 to the Conservative party.
Â Dominic Grieve: MP for Beaconsfield: In 2008. Shares in Reckitt Benckiser (See Lord Boswell), GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo (See Andrew Lansley), Astrazeneca, Standard Chartered (Health insurance.)
Â William Hague: In 2008, William Hague was a non-executive director of IT company AMT-SYBEX, a position now held my Lord Coe. AMT-SYBEX is an IT supplier to the NHS. Former London Mayoral candidate Steven Norris is their chairman who sits on the Transport for London board.
Â Philip Hammond: Is a beneficiary of a trust who owns a controlling interest in healthcare and nursing home developer Castlemead Ltd. In 2008 he had shares in the company, of which he was a director from 1993-1995. The Castlemead website states: ‘By building partnerships with GPs and PCTs we are able to offer a range of design and procurement solutions in particular via the 3PD (Third Party Developer) route…Castlemead has an excellent reputation for working with the NHS and as a long term investor in the sector, endeavours to build a positive working partnership with all stakeholders in a project.Â
Â Mark Harper: Forest of dean: Electoral commission records show his constituency office received Â£5,000 on 09/02/2010 from Circle investor Mr Robin Crispin Odey just 3 months before the general election.
Â Nick Herbert – MP for Arundel & South Downs – Received donations from Caroline Nash
- Ms Nash is the wife of John Nash who also funded Lansley’s office when he was shadow health minister. He was Chairman of Care UK at the time. The donations were Â£15,000 in 2008 and in 2009. Electoral Commission. Nick Herbert is also a founder of think tank Reform who have multiple healthcare members.
Â Jeremy Hunt: MP for South-West Surrey. Received a donation to his office of Â£3,000 in June 2012, just under 3 months from when he was made health secretary, from U.S-based hedge fund CEO Andrew Law. Mr Law is the CEO of Caxton Associates who as of November 2011, owned a market value of $217.659 million in healthcare. Andrew Law has given Â£231,530 to the Conservative party, all but Â£3,000 of this in 2012. Electoral Commission
Â Margot James: MP for Stourbridge: Co-founded public relations company, Shire Health Group. The company was sold to business partner Ogilvy & Mather for Â£4 million in 2004, with the Conservative MP Margot James appointed Head of European Healthcare for marketing parent WPP Group. She stood down from WPP in 2008. WPP are a marketing giant with a massive list of healthcare clients. One of their companies, ÂGrey Healthcare Group, boasts having 14 of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies as their clients.
Quote: ‘GPs, nurses and patients need now to combine forces and ensure that the resistance to change they will encounter does not limit the improvements in care that are made possible by the Bill.’ This quote is taken from an article written by Margot James for Huffington Post titled: Tackling Vested Interests in the NHS. She failed to mention her former role as head of European Healthcare for marketing for WPP. ÂI keep saying ÂweÂ, but IÂm not really part of the industry anymore, but I still feel it.Â – when speaking at a conference hosted by Healthcare Communications Association.’
She has spoken at Big Pharma conferences since the 2010 election, saying that Âthe pharmaceutical industry remained very important to her and has a very special place in her heartÂ.
Â Sajid Javid: Conservative MP for Bromsgrove Â Received Â£11,000 from Moundsley Healthcare Ltd registered on May 29th 2013. Electoral Commission
Â Jo Johnson: Orpington. According to the electoral Commission – the brother of Boris Johnson received Â£6,000 on the 19th July 2010, to his constituency office from Robin Crispin Odey an investor in circle who run Hitchingbrooke hospital.
Â Oliver Letwin: MP for West Dorset – in 2008, was a non-executive director of N.M. Rothschild Corporate Finance Ltd up until 2009. Rothschild Group are one of the world’s largest investment companies and which invest heavily in healthcare. In 1986 he followed Redwood to the merchant bank N.M. Rothschild & Sons, succeeding him as head of the firm’s International Privatisation Unit. Â He was a director of N.M. Rothschild & Sons from 1991 to 2003 and a non-executive director from 2005 to 2009.
Peter Lilley: Hitchin and Harpenden MP, Non-Executive Director of management software and systems company Idox plc. Idox provides local authorities with software & managed services, including the NHS Health Libraries Group, NHS Education for Scotland. TfPL part of the Idox Group, is a recruitment, training and consulting company, whose clients include NHS and private healthcare.
Â Tim Loughton: MP for East Worthing and Shoreham has shares in JP Morgan who are major players in healthcare among other things. According to their website they serve: 1,100 hospitals, 10 of the top 10 health insurers, thousands of physicians groups, top five pharmacy benefit managers, six of the top eight pharmacy retailers. Received Â£3350 from Cumberlege Connections for training sessions. Cumberlege Connections, a political networking firm that works “extensively” with the pharmaceutical industry.
Â Mary Macleod: MP for Brentford and Isleworth was previously a senior executive at Andersen Consulting/Accenture specialising in Banking and financial services as a senior executive. Accenture has gained from PFI contracts.
Â Francis Maude: MP for Horsham Â was a director of Huntsworth plc in May 2005, a PR consulting company run by Lord Chadlington, and which has funded the Conservative party since 2008. Huntsworth plc are a group of companies, one of which is called Huntsworth Health, who are part of a lobbying group Healthcare Communications Association, who comprise of Communication groups involved in health and pharmaceutical companies.
Maude was Non-executive chairman of advertising group ÂThe mission Marketing GroupÂ. One of their agencies, Bray Leino Vivactis was also established as Healthcare sector specialists and a new expert team was created via a firm co-operation with the mainland European Healthcare Group, Vivactis.
Another company Maude was a non-executive director of, is a web management software provider called, Mediasurface, whose product Morello CMS is used by Astrazeneca and the NHS. The company was acquired by content management solutions, Alterian, in 2008.
Â Patrick Mercer: MP for Newark. Advisor to Premier Composites Ltd, who design and build ‘healthcare pods’ for some private healthcare buildings, including a care home in Scotland and a mental health lodge in Preston.
Â Maria Miller: MP for Basingstoke. Former director of Grey’s Advertising Ltd, an advertising and brand company who work extensively with clients in the healthcare sector. Former director of the Rowland Group, which became Publicis Consultants, who are also a marketing company working extensively with private healthcare.
Â Andrew Mitchell: MP for Sutton Coldfield. In 2008 was a Senior Strategy Adviser to Global management and technology company, Accenture, who have worked extensively with private healthcare companies and the NHS and famously pulled out of a failed NHS I.T. programme, and gained form PFI contracts. In 2008 was a director of Financial Advisory and Asset Management company Lazard & Co, who work in the Healthcare and life sciences sector.
Â George Osborne: MP for Tatton. Received donation through Conservative Campaign Headquarters to run his office from Julian Schild. Julian SchildÂs family made Â£184million in 2006 by selling hospital bed-makers Huntleigh Technology. A key figure in the Tory’s strategy team has also come from the lobbying world. George Bridges, who now works closely with George Osborne, used to be employed by Quiller, which keeps its list of clients secret. Quiller is owned by Huntsworth, a public relations firm headed by Lord Chadlington, president of David Cameron’s Oxfordshire constituency of Witney.
In 2008 received support for developing policy from The Boston Consulting Group who work extensively in healthcare – their website states: ‘BCGÂs deep experience in the health care industry extends to having a sector dedicated specifically to payers and providers. Our collaborative network of professionals allows us to share relevant expertise that can benefit organizations involved in the financing, management, and delivery of health care services.’
In April 2011, the Boston Consultancy Group produced a press release announcing the appointment of Dr. Graham Rich as Director of Health Services stating: ÂWe are delighted that Graham is joining us as we continue to expand our team and range of advisory services to the NHS.Â The press release also highlighted the appointment of former labour party secretary of state for Work and Pensions, James Purnell. Further support in policy development came from accountancy firm, Smith and Williamson, who do accounts in all sectors including Medical and healthcare. Additional policy development came from accountants Grant Thornton, whose website states: ‘Within the public sector, we advise at all levels of the UK healthcare system from central government to regulators and providers, as well as clients in the social care sector.’
In addition PricewaterhouseCoopers, which claims to have Âbeen at the heart of shaping [healthcare] reforms and working with clients to respond to the opportunities they presentÂ, are also listed as offering assistance in developing policy. PwC lead an alliance to aid the setup and support for the new GP commissioning groups.
JacobRees-Mogg: MP for North-East Somerset: Partner of Somerset Capital Management LLP, who have Redwood Emerging Markets Dividend Income Fund as a client, which invests in Healthcare. MP for North-East Somerset, has shares in Lloyd George Management Ltd; investment management, who invest in Healthcare.
??John Redwood: Wokingham: Chairman of Investment Committee of Evercore Pan-Asset Capital Management Ltd. Evercore are involved in huge healthcare deals, and has shares in the company. In 2008, he gave speech at a working lunch to Gerson Lehrman Group, who provide access to a global network of more than 55,000 experts from across the entire healthcare industry including physicians, researchers, scientists, and healthcare industry executives. According to the electoral Commission, he received Â£2,000 to his constituency office on the 14th April, 2010 from Mr Robin Crispin Odey, a hedge funder who has invested in Circle healthcare.
Â Malcolm Rifkind: MP for Kensington. Member of Advisory Board, L.E.K. Consulting LL, which specialises in helping private healthcare companies identify “growth and new business development” and “opportunities with the government”. Non-executive director of Unilever, Unilever Ventures joined with a company called Vectura to form a pharma arm to their company.
Non-Executive Director of Adam Smith International; which has described the NHS as a “centralized tax-funded monopoly”. Instead it argues that the UK should “shift the balance of healthcare spending away from tax and more to the individual.” At the same time, it says “we need to transform todayÂs state monopoly providers into independent, competitive ones” – ie private for-profit healthcare providers. In addition they have produced a couple of reports on the promotion of dismantling the NHS called: The NHS need for radical reform, From cradle to grave: The death of the NHS?, and Good sense on the NHS. Included under this registered interest, were Amphion Ltd, which has partner companies involved in healthcare including Firestar software, M2M, & Motfi BioSciences, Inc.
Â Mark Simmonds: MP for Boston and Skegness. As a shadow health minister, accepted a trip to the United States to look at hospitals there from Bupa UK. Mr Simmonds missed out on a ministerial job in the government. Mark Simmonds, who was a minister when the controversial reforms were drawn up, is paid Â£50,000 a year to work just 10 hours a month as Âstrategic adviserÂ to Circle Health, the first firm to win control of an NHS hospital
Mark is currently a member of the All Parliamentary Health Group (APHG) acting as a co-chair to Baroness Cumberlege.
Chris Skidmore: Conservative MP for Kingswood who sits on the Health Select Committee received a payment of Â£3,500 for 4 hours work – giving speeches to STAC Consultancy http://www.stac-consultancy.com/ which specialises in the launch of pharmaceutical products, strategic branding and medical education.
Chris Skidmore’s family also owns a company called Skidmore Medical http://www.skidmoremedical.com/, which appears to be solely selling a physiologic Vascular testing equipment. The company made a donation to him of Â£7,500 in June 2010 which also appears on register of members interests.Donations: Received Â£5,000 to his office in run up to the election in 2010 from Caroline Nash, the wife of former Care UK chairman John Nash – electoral commission
Quotes on the bill: ÂFor me I feel the bill is a very positive thing.Â “One of the best bits about the Bill for me was the element of Any Qualified Provider” http://www.parliament.uk/education/newsletter/central-lobby-current-newsletter/chris-skidmore-nhs-future/
Â Nicholas Soames: MP Mid Sussex: Senior Adviser, to MMC Group; Marsh & McLennan an insurance financial services company. In a review for the Department of Health of the NHS litigation Authority – written by Marsh Inc, it recommended involving opening up clinical negligence cover over to private insurers. Zurich Financial Insurers said they didn’t have the expertise but the Marsh review envisaged opening up a dialogue which might eventually give them the information they needed. The DoH unsurprisingly accepted the large majority of Marsh’s recommendations. ??According to the electoral Commission, he received Â£2,000 on 11th May 2010, from Crispin Odey who is an investor of Circle Health.
Senior Advisor on Strategic Issues to Intrepid Capital Partners Â their website states: ÂWe seek companies with revenue of $15-250 million and operating profit of at least 10%Â…in amongst other sectors…healthcare.
Andrew Tyrie: MP for Chichester. In 2008 attended the Ryder cup in his capacity as ‘Secretary of the Parliamentary Golf Society.’ His travel and accommodation was paid for by U.S. healthcare services company Humana Europe. Humana started UK operation in 2006, in response to the framework for procuring external support for commissioners. Won two contracts with NHS Barnsley, and NHS East of England. Pulled out of UK.
Â David Willetts: MP for Havant and the Minister of State for Universities and Science. Former director in 2008, and has shares in Sensortec a company that owns Vantix which is working on a contract for a new product that can quickly detect MRSI. The contract is a Small Business Research Initiative – SBRI contract which provides opportunities for innovative companies to engage with the public sector for specific problems. in 1993 when Baroness Bottomley as Secretary for Health wanted to privatise wards and hospitals. Willetts supported the move, saying: ‘private companies will want to change NHS labour practices, and not want to negotiate with Labour practices.
Rob Wilson: MP for Reading East – In 2010, the MP for Reading East had registered shares in Vital Imaging, a private screening company. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/2011/01/19/nhs-reform-leaves-tory-backers-with-links-to-private-healthcare-firms-set-for-bonanza-115875-22859373/
Tim Yeo: MP for South Suffolk. In 2008 attended the Ryder cup. His travel and accommodation was paid for by U.S. healthcare services company Humana Europe. (See Andrew Tyrie)
Â Nadhim Zahawi: MP for Stratford-on-Avon. Is a non-executive director of recruitment company SThree, who specialise in the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology sector.
On the 4th April 2011 on a debate on the NHS ÂreformsÂ, When health secretary Andrew Lansley announced a pause in the Health and Social Care Bill, Zahawi reassured him that GPs were Âabsolutely passionateÂ about the reforms and described the plans as a Âbrilliant piece of legislationÂ.
Â Â Liberal Democrats:
Â Menzies Campbell: North East Fife: Non-executive director of Scottish American Investment Company plc since 2007. The investment company took over one of the care homes when Southern Cross collapsed. His spokeswoman said: “It is Sir Menzies’ understanding that negotiations for another care provider to take over the running of the care home in question are at an advanced stage. Sir Menzies has no further comment to make.” Approximately 4.5% of the investment company’s equity is in healthcare.
Â Chris Huhne: Former Eastleigh MP: In 2008 private equity company, Carrousel Capital of London donated to his leadership campaign. Carrousel Capital have made multiple acquisitions in healthcare companies including: Axium healthcare pharmacy, MedData, Sotaria Imaging Services, Brasseler USA. He is left in because when the Health bill was passed he was in a position to vote on the bill.
Alistair Darling: MP for Edinburgh South-West: 7 April 2011, He received a fee of Â£10,200 for addressing a dinner organised by Cinven, London. Hours: approx 6 hrs. On its website it states: ÂCinven has been involved in European healthcare over a 20-year period and invests in market-leading, cash-generative companies.Â
Cinven is a leading buyout firm, who bought 25 private hospitals from Bupa. Other UK investments include. Spire Healthcare, who run private healthcare hospitals, and whose clinical director Jean-Jacques de Gorter said the use of private sector would spiral as a result of Andrew LansleyÂs reform proposals. General healthcare group, which runs healthcare services, and whose group includes: BMI healthcare. The other company is GÃ©nÃ©rale de SantÃ© who are FranceÂs leading healthcare provider.
Frank Field Â MP for Birkenhead: Is a non-executive director of Medicash Health Benefits Ltd a private health insurance company Â he was appointed Chairman of the board on 20th of June 2011. Frank Field has worked with Medicash for 8 years having first been appointed as a non-executive director in 2003. The register of interests says his role is to Âattend meetings offer advice.Â For this work he receives a monthly payment of Â£1,030, which according to the Medicash website will be given directly to local charities. WhatÂs the problem with this? Private health insurance companies are set to profit from a privatised NHS.
Â Owen Smith: MP for Pontypridd. A former UK lobbyist for the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, where he was head of government affairs from 2005-2007. Director of Corporate Affairs and Health Economics for the UKÂs biggest biotechnology company Amgen Ltd from 2008Â09.
Patricia Hewitt, left commons – is a former director of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture – which has gained from PFI contracts – Former Labour Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt has been an advisor to Cinven; http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=2382 – took a consultancy with Alliance Boots seven months after standing down and a Â£55,000 role with Cinven, which bought 25 private hospitals from Bupa - http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/may/17/labour-ministers-consultancy-private-sector
Alan Milburn, has left commons – then Health Secretary for the Labour party, was a consultant for Alliance MedicalÂs parent company. Alliance Medical runs diagnostic services for the NHS, including in Birmingham and Falkirk. UNISON reported that services were giving patients sub-optimal care, losing the NHS money because of below-capacity uptake, and pressurising hospitals into using private sector treatments – http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=2382 - In 2008 his registered interests highlight: Member of Lloydspharmacy’s Healthcare Advisory panel paid in the region of Â£30,000. Also in 2008, a member of the European Advisory Board of Bridgepoint Capital Limited, the private equity firm which acquired Care UK, whose chairman John Nash bankrolled Andrew LansleyÂs office just prior to the takeover.
Helen Whately ?- ?Former Conservative parliamentary candidate.? Has shrugged off any suggestion of a conflict of interest, after it emerged she works for the same consultants helping draw up plans which could see the A+E or maternity unit at Kingston Hospital removed.?? Her website states she works as a management consultant specialising in healthcare, mainly in the NHS but does not mention her employer McKinsey.
Robert Key Â former MP for Salisbury Â stepped down before the last election due to health reasons – 2-3 September 2002, panellist at Executive Brief 2002 at Gleneagles Hotel. Travel and hospitality paid by the organisers, AMT-SYBEX of Letchworth. AMT-Sybex Group, is IT supplier to the NHS. Lord Coe is now a Director of AMT-Sybex Group ensuring parliamentary access.
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