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Posts Tagged ‘clinical commissioning groups’

Freedom of Information (Private Healthcare Companies) Bill to get second reading

There seems to be a renewed enthusiasm for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to extend to the private sector. On the Daily Politics programme last week, Labour councillor Theo Blackwell made his case for the extension, claiming that “a

NHS commissioning groups already restricting access to care, survey reveals

NHS commissioning groups already restricting access to care, survey reveals

Patients are being denied treatment for hernias, cataracts and infertility because the new GP-led groups that control £65bn of NHS funding are imposing new restrictions on access to care, research …

Local council staff paid through limited companies to avoid taxes

Council staff are being paid through limited companies in arrangements described as “tax avoidance” , The Daily Telegraph reports. A Freedom of Information request by the BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme revealed that nearly 100 highly paid positions …