If there is a chief architect of NHS privatisation, then it might be Oliver Letwin. In addition to co-authoring Britain's Biggest Enterprise in 1988 in which he outlines the steps needed to privatise the NHS by stealth, he was part of the Rothchild's
Privatisation Unit throughout 1980s. He has been deeply involved in government policy development ever since.
In 2004 he told a private meeting that the NHS would not exist within 5 years of a Tory victory.
In 2010 he wrote a book entitled:
Privatising the World - a study of international privatisation in theory and practice