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Staff who dislike healthcare reforms should go now, says NHS chief

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 19 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6630
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1Liverpool

Staff who strongly dislike the changes created by the government’s white paper health reforms should go now, as they will be a “drag” on the health service during its critical transition phase, the NHS’s chief executive, David Nicholson, has said.

Speaking on 16 November in Liverpool at the annual conference of NHS Employers—which represents trusts in England on workforce issues—David Nicholson urged human resources directors to set in train processes to deal with the three categories of people working in the NHS at this stage of its evolution.

“There are those who essentially hate all this,” he said, alluding to the “massive” challenges facing the health …

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