Choice

A bonanza for the NHS

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7344.0/i (Published 27 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:i

For as long as any living reader of the BMJ can remember doctors in Britain have been calling for more money for the NHS. Now they have it. Spending will increase by more than 50% over the next five years (pp 987, 993, and 998). Will then the NHS be transformed?

The British government clearly hopes so. It has gambled its future on giving the public the health service it wants—high quality, responsive, and with minimal need to wait. Tony Blair says that he's 100% confident that the NHS will improve and insists that he personally …

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