General Practitioners: Private Sector

Department of Health written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of private health companies which have taken on contracts to run GP practices have left the contract before completing it in (a) England and (b) Birmingham in the last five years.

Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of GP practices are privately owned; and what research he has conducted on differences between privately owned and NHS GP practices in hospital admission rates, cancer survival rates, waiting times and other measures of quality.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department does not hold this information centrally.

GP practices are independent contractors who work under contract with NHS England to provide patients with NHS primary medical services.

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