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An independent NHS?: Why it really is time to separate from direct government involvement

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 10 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:354
  1. Layla Jader, consultant in public health medicine (
  1. National Public Health Service for Wales, Cardiff CF10 3NW

    EDITOR—I received 21 items of correspondence about my personal view on separating the NHS from direct government involvement, mostly supporting the idea and many urging me to take it further.1 I have worked in the NHS for 28 years and my conclusions are based on first hand experience of the waste associated with massive bureaucracy to support edicts from the top, short term solutions to …

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