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Social Enterprises

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in developing the role of social enterprises in the provision of NHS healthcare. (274121)

In support of the “Right to Request” commitment, we have produced guidance and templates and we are working with NHS Pensions, commissioners and our pathfinders to further increase understanding and capacity.

Through the Social Enterprise Investment Fund, the Department has so far invested £20 million in 200 start-up and existing social enterprises.