NHS Trusts: Surgery

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th December 2020.

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Photo of Craig Whittaker Craig Whittaker Assistant Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure NHS Trusts make use of independent sector facilities to provide elective procedures

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

A national agreement is in place between NHS England and NHS Improvement in collaboration with the Independent Healthcare Providers Network and independent sector providers to ensure National Health Service patients benefit from an unprecedented partnership with private hospitals as we battle the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Department and NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked with the independent sector to secure all appropriate inpatient capacity and other resource across England.

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