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Health secretary hits back at charges of bias

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7129.411i (Published 07 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:411
  1. John Warden
  1. London

    After allegations of bias, the government's appointment procedures to NHS trust boards in England have been largely endorsed by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, Sir Leonard Peach.

    The Conservative shadow health secretary, John Maples had complained that a disproportionate number of Labour councillors had been nominated on to boards. In response, the health secretary, Frank Dobson released …

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