How Virgin became one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers

Virgin’s rapid expansion into healthcare has seen it winning contracts for services from immunisation to sexual health

In early 2000, the Labour government realised it had a problem with the NHS.

Alan Milburn, the then health secretary, wanted fresh ideas to help make hospitals more patient-friendly – and he asked for them from a rather unusual place: Sir Richard Branson.

The billionaire entrepreneur knew nothing about medicine – but he could run businesses and had made stacks of money from them. His airline, Virgin Atlantic, had won awards for passenger care.

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