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Matt Hancock tells private firms ‘join us’ as he sets up new health body

The health secretary Matt Hancock today heaped praise on private firms and urged them to “join us” as he announced a new health body to replace Public Health England. He said one of the big lessons from coronavirus is that partnering up with corporate giants is “the best way through”.

Launching a new National Institute for Health Protection, Mr Hancock added the idea there is a “divide” between public and private sector “is for the birds”. Contract documents appear to show consulting giant McKinsey has already bagged £563,400 to help draw up plans for the new Institute.

Full story in The Mirror, 18 August 2020

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