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General Practitioners

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL235, tabled on 13 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are restrictions preventing GP practices from being sold to investors based outside of the UK.

Answered on

25 May 2021

Legislation sets out which individuals and companies are eligible to hold contracts to provide primary medical services. Eligibility varies slightly between contract type but there is no distinction in the eligibility criteria between companies registered in the United Kingdom and those registered overseas. All contract holders and providers of National Health Service core primary medical services are subject to the same requirements, regulation, and standards. Patients should receive high-quality NHS care when they need it, that is free at the point of use.