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The Guardian reports that record numbers of suspected cancer patients are facing delays before starting their treatment amid growing pressure on increasingly overstretched NHS services for the disease. In the … Read more

Ashford and St Peter’s Foundation Trust threatened to serve notice on an operational agreement with BMI Healthcare under which the trust provides some services to the company’s Runnymede Hospital, which … Read more

Patients should be charged for GP and hospital visits, leading doctors say. The British Medical Association (BMA) will vote next week on whether to lobby the Government to introduce alternative … Read more

Full Article: European Service Strategy, 8 May 2018 The article proposes that service contracts are renegotiated so that the public authorities contract directly with the providers, not via the SPV. … Read more

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Hospital trusts are spending millions of pounds setting up arm’s-length private companies, which health unions fear will turn staff transferred into them into “second-class employees”. Fifteen trusts in England have … Read more

The most well-known contract failure in hospital services is that of Hinchingbrooke Hospital and the contract for its management with Circle. The ten year contract was awarded to Circle in … Read more

The NHS is “leaking” money to private companies in contracts to build and run hospitals, a report says. Under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), companies provide money for new hospitals … Read more

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