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NHS should be removed from government control

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7355.66/g (Published 13 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:66
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The BMA wants an independent executive answerable to parliament to take over responsibility for managing the NHS.

    Dr Patrick Lintott from Oxford told the association's annual representative meeting last week that while the government controlled the service it would never flourish. He welcomed the additional money promised by the government but said that many problems remained and the constant changes caused disillusionment.

    “Separate health targets, waiting list targets, immunisation targets from political targets; …

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