To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were treated by private sector providers contracted by the NHS during the covid-19 outbreak in each month since March 2020, by hospital trust in England.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
25 October 2021
The information on the number of patients treated by private sector providers is not collected in the format requested. The following services and diagnostic tests were carried out by private sector providers:
Ear, nose and throat;
Trauma and orthopaedics;
Magnetic resonance imaging;
Computed tomography; and
Information on the number of private hospital beds which were booked, used or unused by National Health Service providers is not held centrally.