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Healthcare outsourcing from NHS to independent sector rose from 4.8% of market in 2009 to 7% in 2014, report shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1120 (Published 27 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1120
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

The role of the private sector in the NHS has been growing steadily under the coalition government, concludes a report by LaingBuisson, a healthcare consultancy.

The latest edition of LaingBuisson’s Healthcare Market Review,1 published on 26 February, contained figures detailing the growth of outsourced NHS services in the independent sector.

Despite what LaingBuisson called “continuing rough terrain” for independent sector involvement in the UK health and care sectors, it found that growth …

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