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Medical leaders call for debate on funding NHS in England

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 07 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4492
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Senior leaders of the NHS in England have called on political leaders to hold a national debate with the public on how the health service should be funded in the future in an attempt to shore up a system that they say is currently “creaking at the seams.”

In a letter to the Times published on 7 July,1 doctors and other leading figures said that urgent action was essential to meet the challenge of caring …

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