This recent story is just the tip of the ISTC iceberg. Recently another private firm's dangerous practice had led directly to at least one very preventable patient death.
It seems that despite getting paid at a rate at which the NHS can only dream of, Clinicenta is struggling to provide a safe service in London and their work has been transferred back to the local NHS providers. What a sad waste of tax payer's money.
These kind of failures seem to be largely buried in the news and the general public is not as aware is it should be of the disasters that have gone on as a result of this shady program of unaccountable privatisation. The health service's running should be completely out in the open, not hidden as a result of commerical confidentiality. Some people need to start joining up the dots.