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NHS: Private Sector

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL4881, tabled on 23 January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in respect of the Department of Health’s figure of £8,722,000 for the amount spent in purchasing services from Independent Sector Providers in 2015–16, what are the (1) contracts, (2) providers and (3) service categories concerned.

Answered on

6 February 2017

Information pertaining to contracts and service categories is not held centrally.

National Health Service commissioners purchase services from a range of independent sector providers. NHS England records independent sector providers through coding identifiers; a sample of independent sector providers sourced from NHS England’s coding identifiers is attached, due to the large amount of data. Some providers do not have separate coding identifiers, therefore there are providers commissioned by NHS England which do not appear in the attached list.