A third of NHS contracts awarded to private firms
A third of NHS contracts in England have been awarded to private sector providers since the service was reorganised in 2013, figures suggest.
The information comes from a Freedom of Information request made by the British Medical Journal.
Of 3,494 contracts awarded by 182 Clinical Commissioning Groups in England between April 2013 and August 2014, 33% went to the private sector.
The government says the data is misleading.
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