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Government announces advisory team for consultation on NHS constitution

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1263 (Published 14 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1263
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1London

    Several high profile health service and local government representatives are to be part of the committee that will examine the health minister Ara Darzi’s proposed constitution for the NHS. But the BMA says that it is surprised that it has no representation on the group, and intends to write to the Department of Health about it.

    Cyril Chantler, a paediatric nephrologist and chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital, is among the 22 member committee, known as the Constitutional Advisory Forum (CAF). It will advise the Department of Health on how best to engage the public in consultation about the constitution.

    The team includes representatives from the …

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