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In 2018/19, the Department of Health and Social Care spent around £9.2 billion on private providers of healthcare – 7.3% of their budget for everyday operations. In cash terms, this … Read more

Scrutiny and regulation of the NHS’s use of wholly owned subsidiary companies will be strengthened to ensure trusts do not set up such bodies “solely” for tax avoidance purposes. HSJ can … Read more

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has accepted £32,000 from the chairman of a think-tank which wants to scrap the NHS. He also took £5,000 from the director of a private nursing … Read more

The Department of Health and Social Care has established a subsidiary company to manage the new NHS procurement model, which aims to deliver more than £2bn of savings over five … Read more

Ministers have been accused of “wasting millions of pounds” after abandoning the controversial sale of an NHS staffing agency. Public services union Unison protested that exploring the aborted privatisation of NHS Professionals had involved … Read more

Labour is demanding an inquiry into the privatisation of a government-owned NHS recruitment firm that saves hospitals £70m a year. NHS Professionals helps the health service in England tackle its … Read more

The Department of Health has spent nearly £2m on the stalled sale of a majority stake NHS Professionals, the health service’s in-house temporary staffing agency. The DH has spent £1.9m … Read more

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