The BMA report, Privatisation and independent sector provision of NHS healthcare, calls for research into how the growing role of private providers in the NHS is affecting patients and doctors.

Private providers delivering NHS care should face the same level of CQC regulation as NHS providers, and a requirement to deliver training should be written into their contracts, the BMA report says.

Providers should no longer be able to register with the CQC unless they open up to the same freedom of information requirements as NHS providers, the union’s report warns, and the Health and Social Care Information Centre should publish performance data on both NHS and non-NHS providers…read more

GP Online: 19 April 2016

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