News BMA annual representative meeting, Torquay, 25 June to 29 June

Public backs the idea of an independently run NHS

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1343
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. Torquay

    More than eight in 10 respondents to a survey on the NHS said that they would like to see doctors taking a lead role in deciding what is best for their patients and how money should be spent locally.

    The survey, conducted by the BMA on the eve of its annual conference of representatives, also found that support among the public for an independent board of governors to run the NHS was widespread.

    Sixty per cent of the 1000 respondents to the survey endorsed loosening the government's control of the NHS, one of the …

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