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Derbyshire primary care trust “failed to consult” over contract

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1233
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A High Court judge in London is expected to rule soon on a legal challenge to a primary care trust's decision to allow a US based healthcare company to take over the provision of GP services in a deprived ex-mining community in Derbyshire.

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    The judge's decision over Langwith surgery (above) will have implications for plans to open up the NHS to alternative providers

    Credit: ALEX NUNNS

    The contract for primary care services at Cresswell and Langwith is one of the first to be tendered for under government plans to open healthcare services to …

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