What are the trends since the Health and Social Care Act?
Activity has risen significantly since the first year after the Health and Social Care Act came into effect (2013/14), when the £789m worth were awarded through tendering compared with £6bn already this year.
Overall the NHS Support Federation study has found that £16 billion of NHS clinical contracts have been awarded through the market since April 2013 (411 contracts).
In total around £30 billion worth of NHS contracts have gone before the market, although just over half this value has been awarded.
Over this time the private sector has won nearly £5.5bn worth.