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Hunt promises to reduce NHS bureaucracy by a third

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 15 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1077
  1. Helen Jaques, news reporter
  1. 1BMJ Careers
  1. hjaques{at}

The secretary of state for health for England, Jeremy Hunt, has commissioned Mike Farrar, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, to look at how to reduce “bureaucratic burdens” in the NHS by a third.

Farrar’s project will involve working with the national regulatory bodies to focus inspections on the outcomes that “matter most” to clinical success and patient care. Other approaches in the project will include ensuring that …

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