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Darzi to lead new independent review of the NHS and social care

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5863 (Published 18 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5863
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The UK surgeon and former health minister Ara Darzi is to lead a new independent review into the future of the NHS and social care.

The review will examine solutions for protecting and strengthening services in the face of current pressures as the NHS approaches its 70th year. It follows a decade which has seen an unprecedented slowdown in NHS funding and big cuts to social care budgets, which have combined to cause treatment rationing, longer waiting times, and deteriorating financial performance.

The government has faced growing calls1 to launch a cross party review into the future of the …

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