Tories urge private cash for NHS

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1035
  1. John Warden, political correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Close cooperation with the private health sector to augment the resources of the NHS was advocated at the Conservative party conference in Bournemouth last week by the shadow health secretary, Ann Widdecombe.

    In a speech that made a deep impact on demoralised Conservatives, Miss Widdecombe began to map out new Tory thinking which acknowledges that the NHS can no longer meet demand and should harness the wealth of …

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