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Councils must start work on new NHS scrutiny role

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1024
  1. Alex Vass
  1. London

    The Audit Commission issued advice this week to local authorities, who are to have an expanded role in overseeing local health matters next year. The commission said that the expanded scrutiny role will “play a key role in improving local health, and health services,” provided that “realistic aims and clear ground rules” are agreed.

    The report examined the critical issues facing local authorities and NHS bodies as they prepare to …

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