UK health action zone bids go in:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK government has received 41 bids from groups wishing to form health action zones, which are designed to form partnerships between all healthcare providers in a particular area. They will bring together health authorities, local government, community groups and businesses to better organise healthcare services. Ten groups will be chosen to start the first health action zones by April 1. In the first year the government will allocate £4 million ($6.4 million) to the zones and in 1999/2000 this will be increased to £30 million.