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Radical changes will help NHS survive

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:468
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The NHS can deliver an improved service and meet more of patients' demands under the current system of tax funding, provided that certain radical changes are made, according to a report from the King's Fund, the independent healthcare charity.

    The report calls for a new approach to planning in the NHS in which health professionals in hospitals and in the community take more responsibility for deciding how money should be spent.

    “In the past, doctors have been reluctant to get involved in management …

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