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King's Fund calls for new relationship between government and NHS

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1008
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    A new agency should be set up to take over the government's role of setting targets and allocating funds in the NHS, leaving politicians free to concentrate on the bigger issues that have an impact on health, such as poverty, food, and housing, says a health think tank.

    Steve Dewar, the health policy director at the King's Fund—an independent health charity—argues in a report that the current relationship between the NHS and government is too close. It encourages government to “meddle in” the day to …

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