New models of healthcare will replace nearly three quarters of NHS by 2024, report says

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 19 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4088
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

The NHS is in “a crisis of inaction” where the need for change is recognised but is judged too difficult to achieve, a new report for the think tank Reform has claimed.1 It said that false loyalty to existing models of healthcare delivery, high fixed costs of labour and real estate, and resistance to new entrants all worked against the changes that were needed and that had already revolutionised other industries.

The report—written by the former Labour health adviser Paul Corrigan and Mike Parish, chief executive of the …

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