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Doctors and managers must improve relations

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7005.586a (Published 02 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:586
  1. LINDA BEECHAM
  1. BMJ

    More effort must be made over the next few years to improve relationships between doctors and managers. This is one aspect of the present NHS that is not healthy, the retiring chairman of the Audit Commission says in the commission's annual report for 1994-5. Sir David Cooksey calls for the role of management to be developed in conjunction with the clinical role. In some cases, he says, doctors need to come to terms with economic and organisational reality. The two groups should come together “to agree protocols, …

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