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Doctors’ input is sought as NHS approaches “perfect storm” of funding cuts and rising demand

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 07 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5330
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    Health service leaders must engage more with clinicians to find ways for the NHS to survive impending financial difficulties, says a report published by a leading health policy think tank.

    NHS managers should involve staff members more in developing solutions for “worst case scenarios” by using their knowledge of local circumstances to make decisions, says the report from the King’s Fund.

    The report emphasises that local and national NHS leaders must be honest about the scale of financial challenges ahead and how they will maintain quality of services during the current economic recession.

    The report details the findings of a two day simulation event held in July, which …

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