Saving the NHS (reprise)

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 08 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:0

Last year the BMJ revue was held in a Victorian music hall in the east end of London. This year's was in austere Conway Hall, a monument to non-conformist rectitude and clear thinking. Despite the venue the overall result was much the same: a snapshot of doctors' (and nurses' and patients') current concerns about the NHS.

At the top of the list were endless reorganisations of the health service; revalidation of doctors; health secretary, Alan Milburn; and the limitations of NHS Direct. Near the bottom was a cockney knees up extolling …

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