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Tories give a “patient's guarantee”

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1024
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The United Kingdom's Conservative party has given a “patient's guarantee” in its statement of policy principles, which was launched at its annual conference last week.

    All NHS patients will be given a guaranteed waiting time based on their need for treatment. It will be up to the patient's doctor to decide the need, and if the treatment cannot be provided …

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