Nick Edwards is editor of Construction News.
A Laing O’Rourke-led consortium has this week launched a £20m lawsuit against the Department of Health and University Hospitals of Leicester Trust over a cancelled £921m hospital project, Construction News has reported.
As the NHS has become sophisticated about the need to measure outcomes, it inevitably raises questions about what is actually measured, and therefore what matters. By necessity, the focus in the early years of this government has been on the utterly tangible - mortality rates, waiting lists and so on.
Prime minister Tony Blair has warned against creating an independent NHS. He said it would slow down decision-making and be in danger of becoming distracted by special interest groups.
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