How much planned care in England is delivered and funded privately?

The role of private providers in supporting the NHS is often hotly debated, so how is health care split between the NHS and the private sector and is it changing as a result of the pandemic?

In this Nuffield Trust explainer, Stuti Bagri and Sarah Scobie look at planned hospital care in England between 2019 and 2022, assess how things vary by region and procedure, and discuss whether it has implications for the NHS’s recovery after the Covid crisis.