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70% of NHS contracts are being awarded to the private sector

70% of NHS contracts are being awarded to the private sector. A study by the NHS Support Federation has revealed that over £5 billion worth of contracts to run or manage clinically related NHS services have been advertised in the first 9 months since the competition regulations (section 75) were passed by Parliament. 70% of those contracts that have been awarded since April 2013 have gone to commercial companies. If this trend continues NHS providers will face a huge challenge to their income from commercial competition.

http://www.nhsforsale.info/privatisation-list/contract-alert/contract-alert-report-apr-dec.html