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.
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.