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Hunt denies that the government’s “reforms” lessen his responsibility for the NHS

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8022 (Published 23 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8022
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
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The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has insisted that he would not abdicate his responsibility for delivering care in the NHS when he devolves power to local doctors to commission £60bn (€74bn; $96bn) of healthcare services in England. He acknowledged that his head would be “on the block” if the government’s changes to the NHS failed to deliver.

In a keynote speech to delegates …

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