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MPs say government scheme for GPs' premises threatens other primary care needs

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:64
  1. Remi Guillochon
  1. BMJ

    A government scheme to provide new premises for GPs that was introduced five years ago is in danger of diverting funds away from other primary care needs, a committee of MPs said this week.

    In its latest report, the public accounts committee said that no one yet knew whether the Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) initiative was good value for money.

    Edward Leigh, the chairman of the committee, said, “It is essential that the Department of Health and Partnerships for Health speed up their development of a mechanism for evaluating LIFT. What we really need to know is …

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