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Government's plan for NHS review gets mixed response

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39269.588738.DB (Published 12 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:61
  1. Michael Day
  1. London

    The UK government has announced a review of the NHS in a bid to ensure that clinical priorities and local accountability are paramount in the health service's day to day operations.

    The health secretary, Alan Johnson, has asked the junior health minister and surgeon Sir Ara Darzi to lead the review and to consult widely with patients and staff.

    The move is widely seen as a bid to mend relationships with health professionals, many of whom feel aggrieved by a decade of non-stop NHS reforms.

    Mr Johnson said that providing more accessible and convenient care …

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