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Capita Condemned For 'Widespread Failures' In Delivering NHS Backup Services

Family doctors, dentists and opticians are suffering from “widespread failures” as a result of the NHS contracting out back-up services to private sector firm Capita, the UK’s spending watchdog has said.In a damning report, the National Audit Office warns the problems with the part-privatisation have “potentially put patients at risk of serious harm”.In 2015, Capita was awarded a £330 million contract over seven years by NHS England to provide back office services to 39,000 practitioners, including GPs and pharmacists.But the NAO criticised how the NHS was unable to stop Capita’s “aggressive” and “harmful”...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Wednesday, 16 May