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Five minutes with . . . Nigel Edwards

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 09 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k67
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

The chief executive of the think tank the Nuffield Trust examines the root causes of the winter pressures

“The winter pressures are a bit earlier than expected but it’s too early to tell if this year is worse than others and I wouldn’t want to draw any conclusions until the data is available. It’s a self selecting group of people speaking out—in the areas where it’s okay people aren’t going to be talking about it.

“In past years there has been a lot of preparation but more effort seems to have been put in this year. There’s an interesting question about tactical planning, however, and a more strategic …

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