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CCG may struggle to 'pay its bills' due to financial pressure of Babylon GP at Hand


In accordance with the powers contained in the National Health Service Acts 2001 and 2006 and the Health and Social Care Act 2001, private company CIRCLE Health was given the management of Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Within 2 years, a huge deficit was built up. In addition, a visit by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission highlighted severe issues with patient care: inspectors observed that "staff treat patients in an undignified and emotionally abusive manner" and they spoke to patients who had been "told to soil themselves". I wonder whether Babylon might follow Circle's fate. By the way, are those two companies by any chance related?

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24 Jan 2019

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