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Private health sector could face reduced business as NHS tightens its belt

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 17 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1115
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Private sector mental health and specialist care providers could face tough times in the short term as the NHS tightens its financial belt and focuses on inhouse provision, according to new report.

A report from healthcare intelligence analysts Laing & Buisson says that public spending cuts will mean pressure for non-NHS independent specialist providers in the next three years, but the situation could improve in the medium to long term.

Mental Health and Specialist Care Services UK Market Report provides an analysis of the market in England for the independent mental health and specialist care sector, which provides services in mental health hospitals; care homes and non-residential care for learning …

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