Posts Tagged ‘Privatisation’

Stevenage Surgicentre: hospital licence suspension

A privately-run NHS hospital has been told its licence is to be suspended after three patients died following routine surgery, an MP says. Stevenage Co...

Privatised GP service ‘puts patients at risk’

A private company that took over the running of a GP out-of-hours service in north London has been severely criticised by the NHS regulator for failing to ...

What the private sector brought to Hinchingbrooke

The following blog is a summary of an article that appeared in City AM: Innovation in any industry comes from new entrants finding disruptive solutions to...

There’s no margin for private sector providers

What a lot of angst about the privatisation of NHS. The wording of Section 75 had everyone worrying about what would happen if all services were opened up ...

NHS competition rules to be rewritten

The government has agreed to withdraw and re-write controversial 'section 75' proposals on contracting out in the NHS in England. The regulations were pub...

BMA calls for clarification of competition rules

Last month, documents were laid in Parliament relating to one of the most controversial aspects of the Health and Social Care Act. Ostensibly, the Section ...

Academy attacks government over privatisation

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has criticised the government for planning to privatise large sections of the NHS by stealth - in breach of previous ...

Is there still time to save the NHS from ‘rabid competition’?

The Department of Health recently - and quietly - released regulations that open up England’s NHS to competition on an unprecedented scale. These regula...

CCGs required to use competition under proposals

GPs will be forced to waste time and money defending their practice resources from competition under proposed legislation for the NHS that will require C...

Circle’s expansion plans into NHS are slowing down

Healthcare operator Circle has said the timing of NHS contracts and the current debt financing environment may delay the expansion plans it outlined last y...

Please don’t turn the NHS into our rail network

Fed up. I had an interesting meeting lined up with the London Procurement Partnership. For those who don't know, LPP is a collaborative partnership bet...