King’s Fund calls for a more measured approach to reforming the NHS

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 07 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5600
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

The independent think tank the King’s Fund has questioned whether the proposals for reforming the health service set out by the coalition government are needed at a time “when financial pressure on the NHS are increasing.” It says that ministers need to reconsider the speed and scale of the reforms if they are to deliver the predicted benefits to patients.

In its response to the white paper, the fund says “there are significant risks in making these changes” and that “The case for reorganising the NHS needs to be clear and convincing to justify taking these risks, and this case has …

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