Published: 26/05/2005, Volume II5, No. 5957 Page 14

Last week, HSJ reported that the Department of Health would award contracts to up to five providers for the second-wave independent treatment centre programme (news, page 7, 19 May).

The DoH would like to clarify that it does not yet know how many providers will be involved in the programme. The deadline for bids for expressions of interest in the next wave is June 15 and not the end of October, as reported.