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Tories spell out plans for NHS

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 08 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:72
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The Tories have pledged to match Labour's spending on the NHS and to expand private provision of health services under the next Conservative government.

    Shadow Health Minister Dr Liam Fox told the NHS Confederation in Glasgow last week that while the NHS would continue to provide a comprehensive service, funded from central taxation, increased liaison with the private sector would enable people in Britain to “enjoy the sort of public-private partnership that is taken for granted in so many other countries.”

    He also promised that Conservative health …

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