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Labour pledges to cut NHS bureaucracy

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7048.7a (Published 06 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:7
  1. John Warden
  1. BMJ

    The Labour party pledged this week to cut £100m ($150m) from bureaucracy by ending the system of extracontractual referrals and reducing management costs in all health authorities and NHS trusts to at least the current average. The immediate result would be 100 000 patients taken off waiting lists, says the Road to the Manifesto, a briefing document which is due to be endorsed by the party in the autumn.

    Shadow health secretary Harriet Harman, who prepared …

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