Politicians should not be making healthcare decisions, survey saysBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39111.379688.DB (Published 01 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:229
- Anne Griffin
MPs and local councillors should not be involved in making decisions about which drugs are funded by their local NHS organisation, a recent public opinion poll by the NHS Confederation shows.
Only 11% of the 1000 people in Great Britain polled by Ipsos MORI thought that MPs should be involved in decisions on which treatments to fund. Only 5% thought that local councillors should be involved. Seventy per cent thought that clinicians should …