Letters Productivity challenges

Politicians cannot provide the leadership needed

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4760 (Published 16 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4760
  1. Daphne Austin, public health physician1
  1. 1Worcester, UK
  1. daphne.austin{at}btinternet.com

It is ironic that Appleby’s hard hitting paper came in the week that the priority setting debate among politicians hit an all time low.1 The Labour Party’s offering was the superficial NHS Check Report and the Conservatives’ response was that no care should be rationed on grounds of cost.

The …

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