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BMA chairman proposes reforming the reforms

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6947.75 (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:75
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ.

    Seven steps are needed to reform the NHS reforms and arrest the mood of alienation and demoralisation in the NHS, the chairman of the BMA's council said this week. Speaking at the start of the BMA's annual meeting in Birmingham, Dr Sandy Macara called for everyone to face the facts. The government had to acknowledge that its “huge national experiment” had failed. The professions had to recognise that they had not always been as imaginative or adaptable to change as they might have been.

    Dr Macara said that there was a need to rediscover a consensus of aims and objectives, which were already set out in the Health of the Nation. This policy was …

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