Organisations call on clinicians to take more control of NHS money

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 12 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b577
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Clinicians are being offered practical support to help them take more control of NHS money. Without their involvement in managing health services, progress to improve the quality of patient care will be slow, says a joint statement from doctors, nurses, auditors, and the Department of Health.

    In his final report from the “next stage review,” the health minister Ara Darzi made improving the quality of care and providing more responsive services for patients a priority, adding that this could be achieved only with strong involvement of local clinicians in the management of the service.

    The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Audit Commission, the Department of Health, the Healthcare Financial …

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