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Government curbs overseas poaching

Dr David Colin-Thome, the Government's primary care tsar, has taken over as chair of the company in charge of the LIFT premises improvement scheme.

Dr Colin-Thome has joined the board of Partnerships for Health, a joint venture between the Department of Health and Partnerships UK at the start of the fourth wave of the scheme, which currently covers 42 areas.

Partnerships for Health said Dr Colin-Thome would being 'much needed clinical leadership' to the LIFT scheme.

Dr Colin-Thome, a GP in Runcorn, Cheshire, said LIFT had 'all the ingredients to be a catalyst for change'.

He remains as primary care tsar.

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