Liberal Democrats want coalition to run NHSBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7112.831k (Published 04 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:831
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
The Liberal Democrats, at their party conference in Eastbourne, chastised Britain's Labour government for its handling of the health service and proposed an all party coalition to shape the future of the NHS.
The health spokesman, Simon Hughes, proposed the creation of a permanent standing conference from the health service, made up of political leaders, health professionals, and patients' groups. He said …