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NHS Foundation Trusts and NHS Trusts

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 77483, tabled on 18 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy to ensure that NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts are the default providers for NHS services.

Answered on

24 November 2021

The vast majority of National Health Service care will continue to be provided by public sector organisations. However, we have no plans for a legal requirement that NHS trusts and foundation trusts are the default providers for NHS services. Local commissioners may commission services from any Care Quality Commission-registered provider.