Parts of the privatisation experiment

There are many different ways in which private companies and charities have been involved in providing NHS care.

Here are some examples and the evidence that has been collected about the extent and the impact.


Hospital services

surgery eg hips, knees and cataracts / whole hospital management / pay beds. Read more »

Female doctor looking at a lungs or torso xray

Community services

Home care / community nursing / health visitors / sexual health / vaccinations - Read more »

Temperature of healthy baby is 36.9 Celsius degrees

GP services

GP walk-in centres /  urgent care / GP practices / Out of hours - Read more »

paramedics crop

Mental health services

addiction, dementia, personality disorder, psychosis - Read more »

Sign up for the latest stories and investigations

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Dear Reader

This is a site compiled in the public interest, free of paywalls - we are non-profit making and rely on donations from users. if you like our content please help us to keep producing more and updating these pages.

Our journalists and researchers are working on this project because they share a belief that we should all have access to health and that the debates about health policy need an informed public.

Thank you for your support

NHS Support Federation team