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The largest 10 independent sector providers, by value, of services under the nationally procured independent sector treatment centre (ISTC) programme and the extended choice network (ECN) in 2007-08 are listed in the following table.
The turnover for providers cannot be released at this time for reasons of commercial sensitivity but the Department is working with providers with the intention of releasing as much information as possible in the future. By the end of November this year, contract details relating to the Phase 2 ISTC contracts will be published on the Department's website in line with the Wave 1 information that is already available there.
The largest 10 independent sector providers, by value, of services under the nationally procured ISTC programme and the ECN in 2007-08
|£ rank||Independent sector provider||Patient throughput|
|2||Ramsay Health Care UK||19,828|
|3||Interhealth Care Services||7,831|
|4||UK Specialist Hospitals||9,782|
|10||The Horder Centre||486|
| Note: |
Patient throughput includes procedures, diagnostic assessments and episodes of primary care but not out-patient assessment appointments for elective procedures through ISTCs and the IS ECN.