Serco plans to pull out of clinical service provision in the UKBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5248 (Published 19 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5248
- Gareth Iacobucci
- 1The BMJ
The private company Serco is to withdraw from providing clinical services in the United Kingdom, having experienced heavy financial losses on its NHS contracts.
In a stock exchange announcement,1 the outsourcing specialist said that it had taken the decision after a review of the cost of delivering “improved service levels” and meeting performance obligations for its contracts, which had identified additional costs of £3.9m in the past six months and nearly £18m in the year ending 31 December 2013.
The statement highlighted Serco’s recent disposal …