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Letters Crisis from poor policy making

“First, do no harm” is true for NHS management too

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 20 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k656
  1. Ted A Willis, general practitioner
  1. Brigg, UK
  1. ted{at}

McCartney is spot on in her column about the reasons for the current NHS crisis.1 Huge amounts of money been wasted on initiatives like the internal market, the white elephant Darzi centres, and the ultimate in futility that is the Care Quality Commission. But much worse is that these and other unproved and time consuming ideas (like the Quality and …

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