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Private group wins Derbyshire GP contract

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7535.194-b (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:194
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A US healthcare company is to take over two Derbyshire general practices after beating local GPs to the contract in a bidding process led by the local primary care trust.

    UnitedHealth Europe, a subsidiary of the Minnesota based United Health Group, was awarded the contract by North Eastern Derbyshire Primary Care Trust, ahead of 17 other bidders. It will operate general practices in Normanton (a ward of Derby) and Cresswell, a former mining village, both of which are considered deprived areas with inadequate services. The practices' previous …

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