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Janice Morphet

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781529209600

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529209600.001.0001

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Liberalising Health Services and Functions

Liberalising Health Services and Functions

(p.119) 8 Liberalising Health Services and Functions
Outsourcing in the UK

Janice Morphet

Policy Press

This chapter describes health services in the UK, which have always been provided through a mixed market model. It explains how public health had become the responsibility of local authorities by 2012. It also refers to the establishment of Public Health England (PHE) as an agency in April 2013 that had the executive responsibilities for health protection through the management of its laboratories and research. The chapter highlights the application of the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), and the Single European Market (SEM) within the health and social care sector. It recounts early approaches to the implementation of a private finance initiative (PFI) for the provision of hospitals and the general practitioner (GP) model that included privatisation.

Keywords:   health services, mixed market model, public health, health protection, Public Health England, Government Procurement Agreement, General Agreement on Trade in Services, Single European Market

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