More evidence of the involvement of Virgin Health in our local NHS

The Joint Board for NHS Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) and NHS Wiltshire Cluster PCT has two members who are Doctors in GP Practices that are in partnership with Virgin Care.

Dr Ian Orpen B&NES CCG Chair:  Member of Assura Minerva (part of Virgin Health – practice is a shareholder)  also GP Partner providing NHS services under PMS Contract

Dr Stephen Rowlands Medical Director NHW Wiltshire and Interim Wiltshire CCG Chair: Practice member of GP practice which is in an LLP with Assura Medical (part of Virgin Health)

Source: http://www.wiltshire.nhs.uk/Downloads/Board-Papers/Joint%20Board%20ROI%202012-2013.pdf

For further background see: ‘Virgin Care’ partners in Wiltshire

Conflict of interest fears in NHS shakeup plans (Bureau of Investigative Journalism, June 2011)