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Labour promises to shake up NHS

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 19 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:492
  1. J Warden

    A labour government in Britain would abolish fundholding by general practitioners, get rid of the internal market, and set up democratic boards to run NHS trusts. Labour's long awaited consultation paper accepts the separation of providers and purchasers in health care but argues for a shift in emphasis to primary care.

    * Labour would shift the emphasis to primary care

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    John Smith, the leader of the Labour party, said that it would “rebuild the NHS.” He said that while the United States was …

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