PCTs waste thousands on poor LIFT management

PCTs could have saved thousands of pounds if they had managed LIFT partnerships with the private sector properly, according to researchers.

The NHS-funded study, by the York Management School, found the premises schemes currently offer poor financial returns.

LIFT was introduced in 2000 as a way of developing primary care infrastructure and premises with funding from the private sector.

The study is the latest to conclude that the schemes do not provide value for money, although the concept ‘has the potential to provide advantages in terms of the construction and management of new facilities'.


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