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Health party demands audit to discover full cost to NHS of Hinchingbrooke “fiasco”

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h594 (Published 02 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h594
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

The National Health Action Party has called for a “full fact finding inquiry” into the withdrawal of the private company Circle from running Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

Clive Peedell, the party’s co-leader, said that politicians should stop arguing over who was responsible for the franchise “fiasco” and “lift the veil of commercial confidentiality.” He said, “We want a full audit to show how much this whole exercise has cost the NHS, including the costs of management time while negotiating the contract and what will need to …

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