NHS costs could rise and emergency care suffer under health bill, says leaked risk register

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 28 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2403
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The NHS may be less able to handle emergencies and the healthcare system could become more costly once major changes to the health service in England go through, says a leaked draft of a document which the UK government has fought to keep under wraps.

The draft of the transition risk register, leaked to the health writer Roy Lilley, outlines a range of dangers arising from the reforms, along with action needed to mitigate them.

The “draft for discussion,” dated September 2010, has emerged on the day the Health and …

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