Private Finance Initiative

PFI, the Private Finance Initiative, initiated under the Conservative government of John Major, has been the source of major financial problems for many hospitals. On this page, you will find basic information on PFI and updates on developments in this difficult area for the NHS.


John Radcliffe Hospital front 
Centre for Health and Public Interest Report on PFI

Taken together, the collapse of Carillion and the National Audit Office’s report on the legacy of PFI and PF2 should be the final nails in the coffin of the use of private finance to fund public services.   October 2018.

Jeremy Corbyn on PFI, August 2015
Seven things you should know about PFI.  November 2014