Patients: Transport

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Paula Sherriff Paula Sherriff Labour, Dewsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial checks clinical commissioning groups are required to make on companies which tender contracts for patient transport services in the NHS.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

It is for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to satisfy themselves of the financial viability of any provider of patient transport, or of any other service, to which it intends to award a contract.

It is for CCGs to determine how best to meet their statutory functions and duties and their standing financial instructions.

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