The rationing agenda in the NHSBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7046.1593 (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1593
- Bill New () the Rationing Agenda Group, senior research officera
- Rationing Agenda Group Members of the group are listed at the end of this report.Correspondence to: Mr New.
- Accepted 17 May 1996
What is the range of services relevant to issues of health care rationing?
What are the objectives of the NHS and what is the range of ethically defensible criteria for discriminating between competing claims for resources?
Whose values should be taken into account?
Who should undertake rationing?
What accountability mechanisms are appropri- ate?
How explicit should be the principles by which rationing is conducted?
What additional information would be required to make rationing more explicit and those respon- sible more accountable?
Is there enough knowledge to implement particular rationing strategies successfully?
Members of the Rationing Agenda Group are: Mr John Cairns, University of Aberdeen; Dr Nan Carle, King's Fund Management College, London; Dr Angela Coulter, King's Fund Development Centre, London; Professor Len Doyal, St Bartholomew's and the London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry, London; Professor John Gabbay, University of Southampton; Professor Raanan Gillon, Imperial College, London; Ms Heather Goodare, Horsham; Dr Iona Heath, Kentish Town Health Centre, London; Mr Chris Heginbotham, East and North Hertfordshire Health Authority, Welwyn Garden City; Mr John James, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster Health Commissioning Agency, London; Professor Alison Kitson, Royal College of Nursing, London; Dr Robert Maxwell, King's Fund, London; Professor Alan Maynard, Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust, London; Professor Sheila McLean, University of Glasgow; Rabbi Julia Neuberger, London; Mr Bill New, King's Fund Policy Institute, London; Ms Marianne Rigge, College of Health, London; Mr Nick Ross, London; Professor Peter Rubin, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham; Dr Richard Smith, BMJ, London; Professor Albert Weale, University of Essex; Professor Alan Williams, University of York; Ms Karen Brown, London.
Funding The King's Fund provided travel and accommodation funding for some members.
Conflict of interest None.
- Accepted 17 May 1996