GP-led companies the big APMS winners

Iacobucci, Gareth
November 2008
Pulse;11/19/2008, Vol. 68 Issue 40, p3
The article reports on the reign of companies led by general practitioners in alternative provider medical services (APMS) in Great Britain. In the government's rollout of APMS services, analysts determine the dominance of GP-led companies in the sector. It specifically notes that since 2004, 113 tenders had been won by new market entrants including GP companies. It further reveals that GP-led firms have won more practices than either corporate providers or social enterprises.


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