In brief

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 18 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h878

Privately run trust applies for £9.6m bailout: Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust in Cambridgeshire, which is run by the private company Circle, has applied to the NHS Trust Development Authority for £9.6m (€13m; $14.8m) in “public dividend capital” funding. Circle announced in January that it planned to withdraw from its contract to run the hospital, after declaring that “unprecedented increases” in emergency attendances, funding cuts, and poor community support had made the contract unviable.1 Just hours later it was rated as “inadequate” on several measures by the Care Quality Commission.2

Patients with suspected Ebola are discharged: Two military healthcare workers who were flown to the UK after …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription