Alan Milburn signs concordat with the private sectorBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7269.1101 (Published 04 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1101
- Jason O'Neale Roach
The health secretary, Alan Milburn, signed an official concordat with the independent healthcare sector this week, under which health authorities in England will be able to make greater use of beds in the private sector.
The concordat describes the parameters for partnership between the NHS and private and voluntary healthcare providers. It focuses initially on three joint areas of working: elective care, critical care, and …