Professionals should be given more freedom to innovate, says King’s Fund

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 26 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1461
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

The future success of the NHS lies in greater freedom for health professionals and managers, an expert working group has concluded.

In the run up to the imminent publication of junior health minister Ara Darzi’s review of the NHS, a report from the healthcare think tank the King’s Fund says that clinicians and managers should have greater power to innovate and to develop services. The report, which contains 33 proposals, is based on the findings of an expert working group made up of leaders from the NHS and the private sector.

It is time for the Department …

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