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Private provider takes legal action against CCGs after losing contract

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1306 (Published 14 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1306
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Virgin Care Services has issued legal proceedings against Surrey’s six clinical commissioning groups, NHS England, and Surrey County Council after losing a bid for a £82m (€94m; $100m) contract to provide children’s community health services.

In October 2016, after tender and evaluation of bids, the eight contracting authorities agreed to award the contract to Surrey Healthy Children and Families Ltd Liability Partnership. This is an alliance between two social enterprises—the community health service providers Central Surrey Health (CSH Surrey) and First Community Health and Care—and …

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