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Health Services: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 153249, tabled on 11 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for continuing to commission healthcare services from the private sector to increase capacity during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

23 February 2021

The previous national contracts with independent hospitals expired at the end of December 2020 and were replaced by new national contracts to cover January, February and March 2021. The Department and NHS England and NHS Improvement will continue to work to secure all appropriate inpatient capacity and other resource across England.