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Promises of “jam tomorrow” are not enough for the NHS, two think tank leaders say

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 30 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2333
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The debate between politicians over future funding of the NHS needs “a dose of realism,” the heads of two leading healthcare think tanks have warned.

In a letter to the Guardian newspaper1 Chris Ham, chief executive of the King’s Fund, and Nigel Edwards, chief executive of the Nuffield Trust, said that pledges of additional NHS funding were welcome but that the “bidding wars” that have characterised the current general election campaign have …

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