David Cameron has claimed he had “never heard of” controversial health adviser Mark Britnell — despite the fact that Britnell was previously the most senior official overseeing NHS services for his constituency of Witney. The prime minister was attempting to distance himself from remarks that the NHS would be “shown no mercy” in its privatisation after […]

One of David Cameron’s most senior health advisers told a conference of health executives that the NHS will be privatised, advising representatives from healthcare companies of an impending goldrush in the wake of Andrew Lansley’s health reforms. Mark Britnell was NHS director general for commissioning and system management before joining the private sector as global head […]