NHS: Private Sector

Department of Health written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans NHS England has to use capacity in independent sector hospitals to reduce waiting lists in 2015-16.

Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) surgical operations, (b) diagnostic tests and (c) endoscopy procedures which could be used to treat NHS patients and are available from independent sector healthcare providers in winter 2015-16.

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

Decisions about whether to use independent sector capacity are made at local level according to local need, as part of the operational management of capacity and demand.

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