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Letters If I Ruled the NHS

Improving access to specialist palliative care

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 24 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1012
  1. Sébastien Moine, general practitioner and PhD student1
  1. 1Multi-professional Primary Health Care Center “The Vines of the Abbey”, 60130 Saint Just en Chaussée, France
  1. sebastien.moine.75{at}

The massive cultural shift that Lakhani calls for has to occur at various levels in health systems.1 In France, for example, after several national strategies to develop palliative care (lastly in 2008-12), access to specialist palliative care remains poor.

A recent report by the French Court of Audit highlights that …

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