Rescue bid for quality of care

The BMA has today published a report on privatisation in the NHS. It calls for Government to implement eight recommendations in order to preserve the quality of services. Peter Blackburn reports

When commissioners put the contract for adult dermatology services in Nottingham out to tender in 2012, they had no idea that the deeply problematic consequences of that decision would still be felt nearly four years later.

Circle Partnership — which already ran a treatment centre on the Queen’s Medical Centre site — won the contract and expected 11 nationally recognised dermatology consultants to transfer via a TUPE agreement from Nottingham University Hospitals.

Full Article in BMA 18 April 2016