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Emergency only NHS predicted

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7064.1031a (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1031

Unless more money is put into the NHS this year the NHS could shortly become an emergencies only service, the BMA has warned. It believes that the crisis is as bad as in 1987, when royal college presidents appealed to the government to “save the NHS.”

Evidence collected by the association from different parts of Britain shows that providers and purchasers are running out of money half way through the financial year. The chairman of the …

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