During 2016/17 private care providers were awarded 267 out of a total of 386 NHS clinical contracts, including seven of the highest-value opportunities, worth £2.4bn.
Virgin Care was named as the most successful company in winning NHS clinical contracts, picking up NHS tenders valued at £1bn.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes can benefit from healthcare procurement. If you are interested in winning healthcare tenders, find out more about how much government is spending with private sector suppliers and how your business can access healthcare tenders below.
Spend on private healthcare
Spending trends suggest that private suppliers to the healthcare sector will win a further £10bn worth of NHS clinical contracts over the next three years.
At the end of last year, a Department of Health spokesperson told The Independent that:
“Spend on private healthcare by the NHS accounts for just 8 pence of every pound and this Government is fully committed to a world class NHS owned and funded by the British taxpayer and free at the point of the use, now and in the future.”
This money is spent across many areas as private sector suppliers provide a vast range of services to the NHS. Healthcare tenders suited to private sector suppliers include:
- Pharmaceuticals and medicines
- Dentistry equipment and services
- Medical equipment and uniforms
- Dermatology equipment
- Ambulance and emergency services equipment
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