North East March and Rally for the NHS - 2018
OUR NHS: NO CUTS - NO CLOSURES - NO PRIVATISATION
10th March 2018
- In 2012 Virgin Care won a £100m-a-year deal to run NHS community services in Surrey.
- In January 2014, a Care Quality Commission evaluation of a Virgin Care-owned clinic in Croydon found it put patients at risk and was in breach of four basic standards of care.
- In 2016 Virgin sued the NHS when it failed to win an £82 million 3-year contract for children's community care in Surrey. The case was settled in 2017 with secret payemnts to Virgin estimated at over £2 million.
- In 2017, Virgin Care ran over 400 NHS services, but since 2010 the company has recorded an annual loss in the UK. As Virgin Care Ltd claims it makes no profit in the UK, the company pays no tax in the UK. However, Virgin Care's ultimate parent company is Virgin Group Holdings Ltd registered in the tax haven of the British Virgin Islands.