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Last Updated: Friday, 18 November 2005, 05:02 GMT
Nurses sell services back to NHS
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Nurses and colleagues would have a greater say in decision-making
Seven hundred nurses and other health workers plan to form their own company and sell their services to the NHS.

The group - which includes dieticians and physiotherapists - hope to start Central Surrey Health by next April.

They would retain NHS conditions of employment, including pension rights, and continue working for their trust.

Managers at East Elmbridge and Mid Surrey Primary Care Trust say the non-profit making company would give staff a greater say in decision-making.

The workers would also be able to sell their services to other trusts.

BBC health correspondent Jane Dreaper said a detailed staff consultation with staff is about to begin.

A member of the King's Fund think-tank said it was important for the community to have a stake in any new company.


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