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Circle applies for £3.5m government loan to invest in services at Hinchingbrooke

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 31 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4816
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

The private company Circle, which runs the financially challenged Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust for the NHS in Cambridgeshire, has applied for a £3.5m (€4.1m; $5.4m) “working capital loan” from the government to help fund its hospital investment plans.

If the loan is approved the trust will be the first to qualify for such funding from the NHS Trust Development Authority.

The minutes of Hinchingbrooke’s April board meeting, published in July, show that the board has approved a £7.8m Capital …

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