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Circle threatens legal action over £150m treatment centre procurement

Circle Health has pulled out of a bid to continue running services at the Nottingham Treatment Centre, and threatened clinical commissioning groups with legal action over their £150m three year procurement.

The company today issued a statement saying it had notified lead commissioner Rushcliffe CCG that it would be withdrawing from the tender process saying it does not provide a “sustainable basis” to deliver services at the treatment centre.

It said: “We now want to work with commissioners to ensure a fair, safe and sustainable service can continue for years to come at the Nottingham Treatment Centre. We will be exploring every possible option to make this happen, including legal challenge.”

The company did not provide any further detail on what specifically the focus of a possible legal challenge would be….read more

HSJ: 27 March 2018

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