Trust: it’s the beating heart of the NHS. Every time someone talks to their doctor or nurse, joins a clinical study, or decides to get vaccinated, they’re showing trust in their carers and in the NHS as a whole.
There is no public health without public trust. So every partner of the NHS must be held to the highest standards. We can’t allow any public partner in the NHS who would undermine that trust.
Palantir fails the trust test. Palantir, a secretive US data company, wants a long-term role deeply embedded in NHS infrastructure. But it’s spent most of its history helping the powerful abuse the powerless. The CIA’s dirty wars in Afghanistan. The Los Angeles Police’s racist predictive policing scheme. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s brutal operations at the US-Mexico border.
For years, Palantir’s tools have been used not to care – but to harm.
A company like Palantir has no place in our NHS.
We demand that Palantir are dropped from the NHS as quickly as possible. We also call on the government to consult on alternatives that will preserve the sacred bond of trust at the heart of the NHS.