Court delays takeover of Derbyshire practice

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:684
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A contract giving control of a Derbyshire general practice to a US health management company has been put on hold after a legal challenge from a local resident.

    UnitedHealth Europe, a subsidiary of the Minnesota based United Health Group, won the bidding process to manage a general practice in the former mining village of Creswell, which includes a branch surgery in the nearby village of Langwith (BMJ 2006;332: 194, 28 Jan).

    But Scarcliffe Parish Council, which administers Langwith, voted unanimously to oppose the award, …

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