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England plans measures to cut outpatient waits

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1454
  1. Pat Anderson
  1. London

    The Department of Health in England has announced plans to tackle increasing waiting times faced by people attending hospital outpatient clinics.

    Recommendations for trusts from the Department of Health and the National Patients' Access team, published last week (at the same time as latest figures showing increased waiting time), included new booking systems for outpatient departments so that patients can choose a date and time convenient for them. The team said that NHS …

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