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Letters Restructuring the NHS

Finsbury Health Centre’s demise

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 23 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1201
  1. Wendy D Savage, retired senior lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology1
  1. 1Wolfson Institute, Queen Mary, University of London, London EC1M 6BQ
  1. wdsavage{at}

    Heath gets to the kernel of the problem of the restructuring of the NHS.1 The indecent haste to impose polyclinics in every primary care trust (PCT), ignoring the perfectly good services that already exist as in the historic Finsbury Health Centre, makes a mockery of the principles that Ara Darzi stated would guide the implementation of …

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