NHS: Circle

Department of Health written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy that Circle not be selected as preferred partner for the running of NHS trusts or facilities.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The rules on procurement are the same as those used by the previous Government.

The Department does not hold a list of preferred providers. As has always been the case, any future procurement decisions would be based on careful consideration of the best arrangement to ensure safe and sustainable NHS services and care in England for both patients and staff.

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