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No extra government funding for NHS staff over millennium period

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7191.1098a (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1098
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    There will be no additional central funding or national guidelines for incentive payments for NHS staff over the millennium period, the government has decided. Employers will be expected to draw on the tradition of public service and commitment among staff as part of their effort to maintain services, the NHS circular issued last week advises.

    The number of people who will attend non-ticketed events over the millennium period is unknown, and the NHS has not yet overcome its current shortage of nursing staff.

    “It's a nice sentiment, but relying solely …

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