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Primary care trusts will have wide powers

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:555
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Primary care trusts, which will be set up in England under the Health Bill now going through parliament, will have wide ranging powers.

    Whereas primary care groups are committees of health authorities, primary care trusts will be free standing, statutory bodies, responsible for the healthcare budgets of the majority of hospital and community health services. Typically, a trust will …

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