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NHS should remain funded by tax

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7549.1050-d (Published 04 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1050
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    A coalition of the 12 leading NHS representative organisations and charities has made a public declaration calling for the preservation of an NHS funded through taxation. The bodies, which represent at least one million doctors, nurses, midwives, managers, and patients, collectively united to declare their commitment to the continuation of a “free and fair” NHS. The United Kingdom has one of the fairest health care systems in the world, they said.

    Any move towards an insurance system that …

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