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The National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) Regulations 2013

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2.  When procuring health care services(1) for the purposes of the NHS (including taking a decision referred to in regulation 7(2)), a relevant body must act with a view to—

(a)securing the needs of the people who use the services,

(b)improving the quality of the services, and

(c)improving efficiency in the provision of the services.

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Section 75(2) of the 2012 Act provides that requirements imposed by these Regulations apply to an arrangement for the provision of goods and services only if the value of the consideration attributable to the services is greater than that attributable to the goods.

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