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Doctors and nurses: a new dance?

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 15 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:0

Doctors and nurses work side by side trying to achieve the same overall end: improvement in patients' health. In most health services—and certainly in Britain's NHS—there is more to do than people to do it, and many patients are unhappy with the service they receive. Thus there seems to be ample scope for rearranging who does what and how things are done, and England's secretary of state for health made that point just last week (p 1025). He wants “a health service of all the talents” (p 1025). Speaking to a national conference of …

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