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King's Fund accepts funding for seminars from US insurance company

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1294
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The King's Fund, one of Britain's leading charitable institutions working on healthcare policy, has formed a partnership with Humana Europe, the regional subsidiary of a large US health insurer that bids for NHS commissioning contracts.

    Humana Europe is widely believed to be on a Department of Health shortlist of approved companies eligible to bid for commissioning work from primary care trusts. Under the terms of the agreement with the King's Fund, the company will provide £30 000 (€45 000; $60 000) towards the cost of seminars that NHS officials will attend.

    A health policy expert, Tom Granitir, from Humana's Kentucky based parent organisation will also be seconded to the …

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