Where did you find your data?

This project was complicated and difficult, because there isn’t one central source containing all of the information about NHS outsourced services across the UK.

In order to collate this data set, the EveryDoctor team has:

  • Reviewed the data set we originally put together in 2022, when we looked into outsourced services across the UK. We removed contracts that were no longer current, and added extra information where necessary.

  • We have reviewed all new NHS contracts published on the uk government website since January 2022, and have added those that involve patient-facing services across the UK.

  • we looked in the uk contract finder, and then followed guidance there to find further info about Wales, Scotland and NI. .

  • We have looked into the most recent information about contracts awarded to deliver GP services (updated 9th November 2023) and have added those which are clearly being run by private companies. We suspect that there are other examples that need to be added, and will endeavour to add these as we become aware of them.

  • The UK government regularly publishes a list of Independent Contract Providers. We have contacted every provider listed on the March 2024 list, to ask for information about the NHS services they run. We will add any services to the map as we hear back from the independent providers.

  • Lots of people have contacted us with information about NHS services near them. We have investigated these examples and have added them to our data set. We are continuing to add examples in this way; please click here if you would like to contribute.
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