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Conservatives would scrap tick box culture for more professional choice

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2209 (Published 01 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2209
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1London

    A Conservative UK government would do away with the current “tick box” culture of the NHS and put power back in the hands of doctors and nurses, according to the party’s health spokesperson Andrew Lansley.

    In a speech on Thursday, Mr Lansley launched a scathing attack on the health secretary, Alan Johnson, for having taken his foot off the pedal of Labour’s NHS reforms. In a reference to the leadership debate within the Labour party, Mr Lansley said, “Instead of driving through key reforms in the NHS, Alan Johnson’s been eyeing up another job. And the …

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