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BMA calls for NHS constitution

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39497.552778.DB (Published 21 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:411
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. 1London

    The BMA is urging the government to adopt a formal NHS constitution that would set out the responsibilities of the service in England and a new governance structure for administering it.

    Under the plan, an NHS board of governors and an NHS executive management board would take responsibility for managing the day to day running of the NHS and for overseeing performance.

    The medical profession, says the BMA, has become concerned that the volume and pace of reform in recent years have “destabilised the health service and alienated large sections of its dedicated staff.” …

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