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NHS board appointments criticised

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 01 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:892
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Appointments of members to NHS boards in England have not always been made on merit, according to a report from the public appointments commissioner.

    The report makes 28 recommendations, and the health secretary, Alan Milburn, has already agreed to a fundamental overhaul. He agreed that in future the 2000 non-executive board members of trusts will be appointed by local health authorities, but …

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