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NHS: Fees and Charges

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to allow independent sector treatment centres to receive subsidies over the NHS tariff when contracts currently in place expire. (247947)

As independent sector treatment centre contracts come to an end, local national health service commissioners are best placed to make decisions about health services in their communities. The Department will work with local commissioners to assess the best course of action to ensure that the needs of patients continue to be met.