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NHS needs a sense of direction

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7108.563m (Published 06 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:563
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Representatives of NHS authorities and trusts have called for clear leadership and a sense of direction if the service is to continue to provide a world class service and not drift.

    The NHS Confederation says that direction is needed “at the earliest possible opportunity” if the government is to move away from the competitive internal market. Authorities and trusts need to know whether there will be a contracting round under the market system next year. Although the government has promised a white …

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