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Letters Andy Burnham’s “whole person” care

Medicine should be a “gift relationship” not a commercial transaction

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 28 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1904
  1. Jeremy A Holmes, psychiatrist1
  1. 1University of Exeter, Exeter EX2 4QF, UK
  1. j.a.holmes{at}

Gerada applauds the shadow health secretary’s call for the NHS to move to “whole person” medical-social care, but fails to mention an insidious undermining feature, introduced by the Labour government, the Quality and Outcomes Framework.1 …

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