Under the NHS logo on the wall of your local surgery there may be a new name. Profit-making companies are running a significant number of GP facilities. Health centres and walk in clinics are affected too. Virgin Care is by far the largest and most high profile operator.
How much do we know about these new companies and their approach to caring for us?
Links and articles
27,000 patients could lose their GP as chain hands back contract - 31 October 2016
GP practices face £20,000 losses as federation goes bust - 15 March 2016
Private health provider goes into administration - 15 March 2016
GP firm walks away from contract and 11,500 patients - 16 January 2016
When privatisation of GP practices goes wrong - 19 December 2012