Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the NHS has had unprecedented block contracts in place for almost all the private hospital capacity in England. The total cost has never been revealed, although public contract notices suggest they are worth around £400m per month.
The documents leaked to HSJ suggest this broadly failed throughout the summer, indicating the NHS got poor value for the many millions spent on the contracts once the danger of the first wave had passed.
Just a note on Gibraltar...
What the pandemic has cost Gibraltar so far. Did Gib get its money's worth, or have they been on a pathway to shared bankruptcy?