Health quangos employing about 1,800 nurses are being targeted for takeover by private company Capita.
In an interview with Nursing Times’ sister magazine Health Service Journal, Capita health division managing director Beverley Bryant said the company was looking to run the arm’s lengths bodies.
Asked about new areas Capita was seeking to exploit, Ms Bryant said: “The [quangos] that remain will be subject to getting the private sector involved. Running the administration of those kinds of bodies is the bread and butter of Capita’s healthcare division.”
A Department of Health spokeswoman said it was “too early” to speculate on whether the organisations would be outsourced to a company such as Capita.