NHS too target drivenBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7424.1127-a (Published 13 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1127
- Mark Gould
Political interference and obsession with target setting are the biggest threats to the NHS achieving long term health quality improvements, warns a report due to be published later this month.
But the report, which analyses the mid-term achievements of the government's 10 year initiative on quality, will conclude that the long term health improvement goals, outlined in the NHS Plan in July 2000, will be met if these issues are tackled.
The 300 page report, Quest for Quality, to be published on 27 November, has been written …