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Prime minister launches NHS inspectorate

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 06 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1217
  1. Andy McSmith
  1. London

    The government's new health watchdog, the Commission for Health Improvement, was launched last week. The prime minister announced the details of the long promised commission, which will inspect every hospital and general practice in England and Wales every four years.

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    Tony Blair announces the setting up of the Commission for Health Improvement: “We”ve given it a tough remit”

    (Credit: PA NEWS)

    The commission has a daunting set of tasks, including spearheading the new war on cancer and identifying crisis issues at an early stage.

    Mr Blair described …

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