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From our UK correspondent:
An independent review of Staff Engagement and Empowerment in the NHS called for the “accelerated evolution” of alternative models of healthcare provider, including staff owned mutuals.
The National Audit Office reported that the Cabinet Office’s Efficiency and Reform Group has “undoubtedly achieved significant savings for the taxpayer, as well as generally injecting pace and priority into the efficiency agenda”.
It was reported by the Health Service Journal that a third of Clinical Commissioning Groups have no plans to retender their current community service contracts when they expire in the next few years.
 

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