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The private sector is playing a far more significant role in providing NHS services than the government admits - winning 70% of clinical NHS contract awards (and 43% of the total value of awards).

Last year their wins included the seven highest value contracts, worth £2.43bn between them, and 13 of the 20 most lucrative tenders.

Virgin won over £1bn worth in the last year. Private providers are gaining a strongfoothold 10 CCGs spent over 25% of their operating budget on non-NHS providers, the average is 15%.

The government has chosen to promote models of integation that keep competition and offer opportunities for the private sector. Companies are already
adapting their strategies and focusing on opportunities in community-based care. The new contracts for integrated care organisations permit private companies to run them and/or subcontract to commercial concerns.

These developments come despite substantial evidence that tendering and the subsequent outsourcing of NHS care has undermined quality, cost NHS providers, wasted public funds and made services less secure.

The private sector is playing a far more significant role in providing NHS services than the government admits - winning 70% of clinical NHS contract awards (and 43% of the total value of awards).

Last year their wins included the seven highest value contracts, worth £2.43bn between them, and 13 of the 20 most lucrative tenders.

Virgin won over £1bn worth in the last year. Private providers are gaining a strongfoothold 10 CCGs spent over 25% of their operating budget on non-NHS providers, the average is 15%.

The government has chosen to promote models of integation that keep competition and offer opportunities for the private sector. Companies are already
adapting their strategies and focusing on opportunities in community-based care. The new contracts for integrated care organisations permit private companies to run them and/or subcontract to commercial concerns.

These developments come despite substantial evidence that tendering and the subsequent outsourcing of NHS care has undermined quality, cost NHS providers, wasted public funds and made services less secure.

The private sector is playing a far more significant role in providing NHS services than the government admits - winning 70% of clinical NHS contract awards (and 43% of the total value of awards).

Last year their wins included the seven highest value contracts, worth £2.43bn between them, and 13 of the 20 most lucrative tenders.

Virgin won over £1bn worth in the last year. Private providers are gaining a strongfoothold 10 CCGs spent over 25% of their operating budget on non-NHS providers, the average is 15%.

The government has chosen to promote models of integation that keep competition and offer opportunities for the private sector. Companies are already
adapting their strategies and focusing on opportunities in community-based care. The new contracts for integrated care organisations permit private companies to run them and/or subcontract to commercial concerns.

These developments come despite substantial evidence that tendering and the subsequent outsourcing of NHS care has undermined quality, cost NHS providers, wasted public funds and made services less secure.

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