Cancer care in the NHS could be privatised for the first time in the health service's biggest ever outsourcing of services worth over £1.2bn. A host of private healthcare firms have already expressed interest in securing a £689m, 10-year contract to provide cancer care at four NHS GP-led clinical commissioning group areas in Staffordshire. Full story >>
Privatisation is the sale of a business or industry that was owned and managed by the government. • Staff who fear their jobs maybe under threat as part of a potential government privatisation plan went on strike yesterday.