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King's Fund proposes health development bank

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7091.1365f (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1365
  1. Jackie Cresswell
  1. London

    A health development bank modelled on Railtrack could help solve the problems of the private finance initiative in Britain, according to an independent health think tank.

    The King's Fund believes this will help combat the failure of the private finance initiative and the resulting stalemate on large scale NHS projects such as hospital building (26 April, p 1222). Shortly before the election Chris Smith, then Labour health spokesman, said that the party would consider the proposals along with other options to try to develop public-private partnerships in the …

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