A lobbying group led by Conservative MPs and peers has released a report recommending the further privatisation of the NHS while being funded by private health companies, Byline Times can reveal.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Healthcare Infrastructure is a body of MPs and peers that considers the physical infrastructure needs of the NHS and social care – such as the building of new hospitals and care homes.

Although APPGs have no formal parliamentary status, their memberships consist of members of the House of Commons and Lords, they produce reports that are often endorsed by ministers, and they are commonly advised and even directly managed by private entities.

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