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Premises for DoH super-surgery plan could be owned by private investors.
All the new health centres created by the Darzi review could be majority owned by private investors, GP has learned.
It is understood that most new building work will use the NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT), a public-private partnership building programme established in 2000 to provide new premises for GPs.
LIFT companies are owned jointly by PCTs, the DoH and private investors. At present there are 46 of them, covering about 60 per cent of England.
But talks are underway to develop an 'accelerated' version of the programme, which will be open to other PCTs. …