NHS chief executive signals growth of private provision

The private sector's involvement in the NHS will continue to grow over the next ten years, according to NHS chief David Nicholson.

David Nicholson
David Nicholson

In his annual report, Mr Nicholson says he ‘cannot imagine an NHS in 10 years' time that doesn't have more private engagement', and calls for more leaders from the private sector.

The report praises improvements made this year in 18-week waiting time targets and progress tackling healthcare associated infections.

Mr Nicholson's vision of primary care in the future is a ‘speedy and convenient service', where patients are seen ‘where they need it, when they need it'.

Meanwhile, a foundation trust this week became the first to appoint a chief executive direct from the private sector. Chief executive officer of BT Global services UK Tim Smart is to take up the role at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 1 October.

Tom.Ireland@haymarket.com

DoH website

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