NHS devolved to Scotland and Wales

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 02 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:269
  1. John Warden
  1. parliamentary correspondent, BMJ

    Differences in the way that the health service is run in England, Scotland, and Wales will increase further when its functions are devolved to separate elected bodies within the next three years. Government proposals for a Scottish parliament and a Welsh assembly, subject to referendums in September, will transfer responsibility for health from the respective secretaries of state and the British government.

    The Scottish parliament especially will have direct legislative power on most health matters, including the NHS, its funding, medical …

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