Fixing the NHS: Summary of rapid responses

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7565.447-b (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:447
  1. Birte Twisselmann (btwisselmann@bmj.com), assistant editor (web)

    Stephen Black's article resulted in more than 30 lively responses from general practitioners and hospital doctors, almost exclusively from the United Kingdom. Most were in agreement that what is needed is not more, but better, managers, with pertinent training suggested as a solution. Most agreed, however, that management consultants—such as the author himself—are expensive and of limited usefulness since they are not involved in the organisation. The opinions of doctors and nurses should have …

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