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Trusts and CCG behind collapse of £800m contract were “grossly irresponsible,” say MPs

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6163 (Published 16 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6163
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A landmark £800m (€930m; $1bn) contract to provide older people’s and adult community services collapsed just months into operation because of the “grossly irresponsible” actions of NHS commissioners and the service provider, an influential committee of MPs has concluded.

In a damning report,1 the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee said that services for patients would suffer as a result of the failed deal between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and UnitingCare Partnership, a partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.2

The deal, which was one of the largest outsourcing deals ever …

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