Carruthers report calls for doctors to be more involved in NHS change

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:499
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    Clinicians should be consulted before any further NHS reforms are implemented, the former head of the NHS said last week.

    Sir Ian Carruthers, who was acting chief executive of the NHS for six months last year, has called for greater engagement with NHS staff on reforms in a report submitted to the Department of Health.

    Sir Ian, currently the chief executive of NHS South West, was commissioned by the government to carry out a review into the process of reconfiguration in the NHS and has reported back with several recommendations.

    Involving clinicians and staff in developing proposals was …

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