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Public inquiry into Camden health privateers

by Candy Udwin
Issue No. 2361

Camden Council in central London has agreed to a public inquiry into Harmoni’s GP Out of Hours (OOH) service and how they were awarded their contract.

Camden Keep Our NHS Public’s call for an inquiry was backed by Linda Peanberg King, whose baby Axel died last year under Harmoni’s care. 

Harmoni won the contract by scoring higher on cost cutting but lower on quality.

The previous GP OOH service Camidoc operated with 250 doctors. Harmoni had only 110 doctors when it was inspected and failed to fill the gap with agency staff.  

Camden activists are calling for other areas to join the campaign to kick Harmoni out of the NHS. 

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Tue 9 Jul 2013, 18:32 BST
Issue No. 2361
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