NHS hunting ways to raise cash from private sector

NHS
By Lewis McLellan
10 Apr 2017

The UK's National Health Service is engaging in exploratory discussions in a drive to raise capital from private sources to finance “much needed” capital developments at a time when officials say it does not expect to receive additional government funding.

NHS Improvement, the organisation that oversees NHS trusts, confirmed that “exploratory discussion [has] been held with… private sector financiers keen to loan money to the NHS".

A spokesman at NHS Improvement told GlobalCapital "the ideal scenario would be to access the cheap money direct from [the UK Treasury]" in ...

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