Author: Editorial Team

Fears new procurement rules could lead to unregulated healthcare market

In its first major piece of primary legislation on health and care in England since the Health and Social Care Act 2012, a new health and care bill in the UK that would allow NHS bodies to award contracts for clinical care to private health care providers without competition has sparked fears that it could see a repeat of the contract scandals surrounding personal protective equipment and testing that occurred during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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