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Thursday, 15 May 2014

The NHS is slipping into private hands - right here, right now

The NHS Support Federation has amassed compelling evidence of the accelerating pace of privatisation of the NHS in England. The key finding is that £13 billion worth of contracts to run or manage clinically related NHS services have been advertised in the 12 months since the competition regulations (section 75) were passed by Parliament. 68% of those contracts have gone to commercial companies, with over 70 categories of NHS healthcare covering every aspect of the patient journey including diagnosis, treatment and on-going healthcare across every possible setting: