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Ten providers bid to run £800m contract for Cambridgeshire older people’s services

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5656 (Published 18 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5656
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

Several private healthcare providers are in the running to win the largest contract to provide NHS services since the government’s reorganisation of healthcare came into force in England.

Ten organisations, including UnitedHealth UK, Serco, and Virgin Care, have been shortlisted in the bidding process to provide integrated adult and older people’s services in Cambridgeshire in a contract worth up to £800m (€950m; $1.27bn) over five years.1

Care UK, Circle Partnership, Interserve, and Capita are also shortlisted as part of joint bids with NHS providers and other partners. Other NHS organisations and community service providers are also included on the shortlist.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, which is leading the procurement, is seeking one or more providers for the contract, which will bundle together a range …

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