There are no plans to outsource a set proportion of the national health service's accounting and finance jobs to India. NHS shared Business Services Ltd. (SBS) is a 50:50 joint venture with Xansa, a listed plc, which offers a range of finance and accounting services to the NHS on a commercial basis.
It is for each trust to decide if it wants to contract for these services, a decision which will be based on price, quality and service. Given that the United Kingdom business is based in Wakefield, a decision to contract with NHS SBS results in staff being displaced locally.
NHS SBS, on receiving the contracted work, without the staff necessary to undertake the work, must make decisions as to whether to allocate that work to UK based staff or sub-contract it to India.