Commenting on reports that ministers are planning to roll back the 2012 reforms to the NHS Unite assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail said: 
"The 2012 Health and Social Care Act is recognised as a disaster, fragmenting services and giving too much sway to the profit-hungry private sector.
"There can never be a market for healthcare - you can’t put a price on the care a patient needs from the NHS in time of need.
"If the leaked policy paper heralds a roll-back of NHS privatisation, this is to be greatly welcomed, but we would need to go through any proposals with a fine toothcomb once they are officially unveiled."