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Letters Government’s plan for the NHS

Dynamic interaction between slightly right wing minister and slightly left wing mandarins

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 07 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e931
  1. Daniel J Albert, general practitioner1
  1. 1Leeds LS9 8AA, UK
  1. albertdj{at}

The UK government’s plans for the NHS are indeed difficult to understand.1 What is announced, written, and discussed all seem to be quite unrelated. Cynics might see this as Orwellian: to articulate an opposition is difficult when the thing you oppose cannot itself be described. So the opponents get blamed for being confused in their opposition and, hopefully (for the government), argue …

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