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Government plans to let GPs buy from “any willing provider” are not sophisticated enough, report says

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2091 (Published 31 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2091
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The government should be less directive in terms of the timetable for implementation of the NHS reforms and allow for local flexibility, the NHS Confederation has suggested.

In a discussion paper, it proposes some practical solutions to the many concerns that have been raised about the changes.

Nigel Edwards, the organisation’s acting chief executive, said: “There is a recurring theme running through our analysis. We have often found a reality gap between ideas that are good in principle and the details of practical delivery, which have often looked …

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