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Letters The unravelling NHS

Instead of jumping up and down we must propose alternatives

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 02 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2442
  1. Michael Schachter, senior lecturer in clinical pharmacology1
  1. 1Imperial College London, St Mary’s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
  1. m.schachter{at}

Undoubtedly, the Health and Social Care Bill is a very bad bill,1 but we must reflect on where we are at the moment. The current system of primary care trusts and acute trusts has already grossly fragmented the NHS. Many doctors spend endless hours generating policies and …

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