Conservatives say they will drop internal NHS targets and focus on outcomes

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

The Conservative party claims that, if it forms the next British government, performance of NHS organisations and not targets will be the focus of the NHS.

The Conservative party has published a green paper promising to drop internal NHS targets in favour of focusing on health outcomes in areas such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, after care, and patient satisfaction.

Party leader David Cameron and his health spokesperson Andrew Lansely were outlining their green paper called Delivering some of the best health in Europe.

This new policy approach could save tens of thousands of lives, …

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