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Covid-19 contracts The Covid-19 pandemic beginning in March 2020 began several months of intense contracting activity by government departments. By mid-January 2021, the UK government had awarded £21.6 bn worth of … Read more

The private company, Cygnet Healthcare, that ran an NHS learning disability hospital hit by revelations of staff abuse of vulnerable patients had been under scrutiny from the authorities over safety and safeguarding … Read more

A report from the organisation for NHS managers, NHS Providers, warns that the increasing use of private sector hospitals to look after patients with complex learning disabilities has left patients at risk … Read more

CQC inspectors have rated an adolescent mental health unit as “inadequate” and highlighted a series of failings, including treatment of a patient and children being dragged across the floor. The … Read more

PFI (private finance initiative) is crippling NHS hospital trusts, according to a report from the IPPR thinktank, as they will have to make another £55bn in payments by the time … Read more

A private provider has recently been awarded NHS contract in Bolton to provide diabetic health services. This has included ‘controversial changes to diabetic screening’ according to Bolton News, causing concerns … Read more

Mum Lucy Chillery-Watson said she had to google physiotherapy to help her daughter suffering from muscular dystrophy after her NHS-funded physio sessions were stopped. Virgin Care took over the NHS … Read more

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