Large contracts are fuelling the debate over who should supply services to the NHS
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

NHS: Should there be more competition for services?

Should there be more competition to provide NHS services like chemotherapy and care of the elderly in England?

And if contracts are placed with private suppliers who make a profit, does that undermine the ethos of the NHS?

Some recent large contracts are fuelling the debate, for example, one to provide cancer care in Staffordshire will be worth more than £1bn to the winner.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 18 Aug 2014
Go to next video: 'NHS based on people not profits'