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Reform group calls for shake up in NHS funding

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:813
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The UK government may soon have to consider charging patients for certain selected services, a group campaigning for reform in the NHS said this week.

    The organisation, Doctors for Reform, is privately funded and claims no political allegiance. In a letter to politicians, 900 NHS doctors who are members of the group, said that the time has come to look at new ways to supply and fund health care in Britain.

    This coincides with reports in the press of the NHS's funding problems reaching a head, despite substantial investment by the government to try to improve services.

    “We welcome the substantial increase in resources for …

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