Hawking says no to NHS ACOs

NHS England is considering plans to create accountable care organizations responsible for uniting various health services in a region. The idea is being put forth as a way to encourage teamwork across clinicians at those various services, which would ideally translate into better health outcomes for patients. But critics like Stephen Hawking are concerned that this is a slippery slope into healthcare privatization, and so they’re taking UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to court. They allege there’s no legal basis for NHS England to go through with its plans, and it would take an act of Parliament to make it above-board. This is all happening in the midst of NHS budget cuts which led thousands to march in London on Saturday. Y’all alright NHS?