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Sale of out of hours care company for £48m brings GPs big profits

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7741 (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7741
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

The private healthcare company Care UK has acquired the United Kingdom’s largest provider of GP out of hours services, Harmoni, in a £48m (€60m; $76m) deal that gives the company a firm grip on the provision of unscheduled care in the NHS.

The deal adds to Care UK’s substantial existing portfolio of primary care, diagnostic, and elective care services and means that the company will now be providing unscheduled care to more than 15 million patients across England. …

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