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Privatising the NHS is wrong. It’s wrong because it wastes billions of pounds of taxpayers’ hard-earned money, it’s wrong because it has been proven to be less efficient, and it’s … Read more

Virgin Care has pulled out of a controversial contract with a financially-challenged clinical commissioning group in the West Midlands, HSJ has learned. In a letter sent yesterday, the private provider … Read more

Medical record transfers from English GPs to Scotland are experiencing prolonged delays, HSJ has learned, with Capita’s troubled English GP admin service implicated by officials. HSJ has obtained a letter from an NHS … Read more

Procurement of urgent treatment centres and GP out-of-hours services across two clinical commissioning groups has been discontinued – because the money on offer was not enough to attract providers. Swale … Read more

NHS leaders want Theresa May to scrap Conservative legislation that forces the tendering of contracts for care, in a move which could dramatically reduce privatisation of key health services. In … Read more

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One consequence of awarding NHS contracts to non-NHS organisations is the appearance of litigation over contracts. Prior to the Health & Social Care Act 2012, litigation occasionally took place between … Read more

CCGs in London have been told to set aside money to cover the cost of patients who live in their CCGs, but are registered with GP at Hand, however some … Read more

Higher levels of capital investment have been promised for the NHS, but there are still big decisions to be made about the sources of funding and the way it gets … Read more

The NHS has been warned of “crippling” cost pressures from its PFI contracts over the next decade, when aggregate repayments on the deals will reach their peak. The warning has … Read more

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Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust had planned to press on with creating the new subsidiary company for non-medical staff, but said after receiving clarification from NHS Improvement the plans … Read more

Since the introduction of the PFI, if part of the NHS needs capital investment a contract is drawn up between the Trust and a consortium of bankers, builders and service … Read more

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