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Private sector operations to rise from 4% to 11% of total

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7501.1165-a (Published 19 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1165
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The NHS is to more than double the number of operations it commissions in the private sector to help deliver the government's targets on waiting times, Patricia Hewitt, the new health secretary announced last week.

    In her first speech in her new role, Ms Hewitt told delegates at an NHS managers conference that she was determined to carry on the pace of reform started by her predecessor, John Reid, to create a patient led health service. …

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