Business leaders have welcomed a £1.2 billion investment from UK companies, including Jaguar Land Rover, as they try to attract and retain workers to the NHS.
The firms say they want to boost productivity and improve efficiency, and are using the money to create 1,500 new jobs.
But the UK’s biggest advertising agency, Ogilvy, says it has no intention to advertise on the NHS in the future.
“We have been in the advertising industry for 40 years, and we are not going to advertise to the health service,” said John Hill, Ogils head of public affairs.
Ogilvy has been running ads for its services for more than 20 years, but has had no advertising campaigns or advertising campaigns for the NHS since last autumn.
In its annual report, Ogillys chief executive John Hill said it had “no intention of selling our services to the Health Service”.
“This is a new way of doing things,” he added.
He said Ogilys would continue to invest in health and social care services, but was focused on investing in its core business.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the government will invest £3 billion in the NHS by the end of the Parliament.
This year’s spending has been forecast to be £2.6 billion.
Ogilys chief financial officer, John Hill: “We have invested over £1 billion in our core businesses, and that will continue for the foreseeable future.”
A spokesman for Jaguar Land Rovers said the company was working with Ogilzy to promote its services and had no plans to advertise the NHS to advertisers.
However, a spokesman for the UK Medical Association said: “Jaguar Land Rover will be focusing on its business in Wales and is committed to providing its workforce with the best health and wellbeing services available.”
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for an immediate inquiry into the outsourcing of NHS work to the private sector.