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UK Labour party plans health changes by evolution

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7083.769d (Published 15 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:769
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    If the Labour party wins the general election it will end the internal market in the NHS, which it believes has led to fragmented decision making, inequity in the access to care, and increased bureaucracy.

    But the shadow health secretary, Chris Smith, assured the BMA's consultants committee last week that his party planned to introduce changes by evolution rather than changing everything at once. Single practice …

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