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Fact Check: has turning the NHS into a market cost £10 billion?

Posted on 17 March 2015

It has been estimated that entrenching market structures in the NHS, for example through tendering, bidding and contracting to the private sector, costs over £10 billion a year.

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas estimated that introducing market structures to the NHS costs over £10 billion a year – but is this true? We "check the facts" in an article by Maria Goddard on The Conversation