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NHS: Private Sector

Question for Department of Health

UIN 222416, tabled on 28 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place for the NHS to recover the costs of performing revision surgery when repairing the damage caused by failed surgery carried out by outsourced private providers.

Answered on

4 February 2015

National Health Service patients should expect to receive the same safe, high quality standards of care, wherever they are treated.

When things go wrong, commissioners can also hold private providers to account through the NHS Standard Contract, which can involve financial sanctions, or the termination of contracts where service improvements are not made.

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Department of Health and Social Care