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Time has come for a medical minister of health

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 31 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:291
  1. Ian H Kunkler, consultant in clinical oncology (
  1. Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

    EDITOR—Smith rightly identifies that there is no universally acknowledged leader of the NHS.1 But medical leadership in the NHS can effect improvements in services. A good example has been the appointment of a national cancer director in England …

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