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CCG invites bids for £1bn elderly care service

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Having recently understood the negotiation between the PCT (yes, PCT) and our local private provider, I'm convinced NHS body just isn't equipped to negotiate a cost effective ethical deal with private sector. Our local private provider has a penalty clause which incurs a mere 30-40K/year if they don't meet the target waiting time. They completely ignore this target as its far cheaper to incur this charge, rather then hire enough clinicians to meet the demand. Consequently the waiting list is 2-3 times longer then the target time. They'll be stung I'll tell ya.......

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30 Jul 2013

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0:54am

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