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Milburn defends use of private sector in the NHS

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1025
  1. Andrew Moscrop
  1. London

    The health secretary, Alan Milburn, last week defended the government's plans to increase private sector involvement in the health service.

    Speaking to the government's health select committee, Mr Milburn said that partnerships with private providers could offer “good value for money for the taxpayer and the highest standards of care for patients.” His statements were backed by a memo to the select …

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