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NHS managers add voice to calls for changes to health bill

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 26 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3299
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1BMJ

NHS managers have called for a major overhaul of plans to reform the NHS in their response to the government’s listening exercise.

The NHS Confederation, which represents health service managers, said in its submission to the NHS Future Forum, which is conducting the listening exercise, that reform of the NHS was needed. It added, however, that the government had not made the case for such major change and that reforms were not sufficiently focused on the difficulties facing the NHS such as the financial squeeze, variability in standards of care, …

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