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“Labour” think tank proposes privatisation of clinical services

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 28 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1038
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Private firms could be allowed to extend their role within the NHS to managing clinical services if an experiment proposed by a think tank is given the go-ahead by the government.

    A special commission set up by the Institute for Public Policy Research, which has close links with the Labour party, has suggested setting up a pilot scheme in a “large health authority” to see if a hospital run by the private sector could perform better than one run by the …

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