Camden PCT shelves plans to give contract to private company for new GP led health centre

Posted on November 26, 2009. Filed under: GP-led health centres, Journals, Providers | Tags: |

British Medical Journal | By Clare Dyer | News | 26 November 2009

A primary care trust’s controversial decision to award a £20m [{euro}22m; $33m] contract for a GP led health centre in London to a private company has been put on hold after campaigners threatened legal action.

NHS Camden has now shelved its plan to give Care UK Ltd a contract to open the big health centre in Hampstead Road near Euston station and has agreed to consult the public on whether the centre should go ahead.

Tony Stanton, joint chief executive of the Londonwide LMCs (local medical committees), which represents NHS GPs and their practice teams in London, said, “There has been a lot of unhappiness about the way in which Camden PCT conducted the procurement process for their GP led health centre. The LMC is very pleased that there is to be a proper public consultation.”

Lawyers for Camden Keep Our NHS Public and the former Labour Camden councillor . . . [Full text of this article]

Published 26 November 2009, doi:10.1136/bmj.b5025
Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5025

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