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, but commercial providers are expected to soon control around 10% of the total of primary care facilities.
How much do we know about these new companies and their approach to caring for us?
Links and articles
When privatisation of GP practices goes wrong - 19 December 2012