Mark Britnell was an NHS manager, who went on to become a powerful civil servant in the Department of Health. He went on to work as Global Head of Health at consultants KPMG. At one point he was a candidate for the top job in the NHS (Chief Executive of the NHS Commissioning Board).
He is on the record making the following comments:
the [Health and Social Care] Bill amounted to deliberate obfuscation that left critics floundering whilst the government got on with the real business of carving up the NHS
In future the NHS will be a state insurance provider, not a state deliverer... The NHS will be shown no mercy and the best time to take advantage of this will be in the next couple of years