Government hit squads to help hospitals make savings on PFI deals

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 30 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5865
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

Seven NHS trusts in England that have run into problems with their private finance initiative deals are to receive emergency help from expert advisers, health minister Simon Burns has announced.

Burns said the Department of Health was taking action to help trusts identify savings on their PFI contracts and reduce the burden of repayments.

He said, “We want trusts with PFI schemes to get what they pay for, to not pay for things that they don’t need and pay a fair price for work done under PFI contracts.”

From this autumn, the Department of Health will send in finance and legal experts …

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