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NHS managers meet over beds crisis

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1183

Senior NHS managers called a crisis meeting last week to discuss the nationwide shortage of beds in accident and emergency departments. A hundred and sixty delegates attended the one day conference, which was arranged jointly by the British Association of Medical Managers and the National Association of Health Authorities and Trusts.

John Watkinson, chief executive of the King's Mill Centre for Healthcare Services NHS Trust and conference chairman, spoke of the need for better liaison …

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