Labour reports that Non-NHS healthcare providers given £96bn in a decade

Research carried out by the Labour Party shows that more than £96bn of health service funding has gone to non-NHS providers of care over the last decade, with the amount of money flowing out of the NHS in England to for-profit companies, voluntary groups and not-for-profits growing from £8.4bn in 2010 to £14.4bn last year, up 72% jump.

Private firms received £9.7bn of that £14.4bn for undertaking work such as planned operations, CT and other diagnostic scans, and community services such as district nursing, according to the Labour party analysis of NHS England’s annual reports and summarised accounts.

Justin Madders, a shadow health minister, said: “It’s clear that under the Conservatives, spending on private health companies has spiralled out of control.”

Full story in The Guardian, 3 May 2021

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