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Private companies are appointed to provide support to commissioning groups

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h769 (Published 09 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h769
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

A host of private companies have been appointed to provide up to £5bn (€6.7bn; $7.6bn) of commissioning support services to the NHS in England.

Capita Business Services, the business services company Mouchel, and Optum (part of United Health) are among the firms appointed by NHS England to its “lead provider framework for commissioning support services.”1

NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will …

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