A striking initiative from Christies:
Specialist cancer hospital The Christie Foundation Trust is considering plans which could see it open branded treatment and diagnostic centres across England, in partnership with a private sector provider.
If the proposal goes ahead, the Manchester-based hospital could become the first in a wave of high profile FTs to use joint ventures with the private sector to develop national “chains” of providers.
Chief executive Caroline Shaw said the NHS reforms offered the Christie the opportunity to use its joint venture with private hospitals group HCA International to expand beyond its regional boundaries.
And probably good news too!