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STRESS TEST THE NHS

Another contribution to the fierce debate on the reform of NHS England is published in today’s Guardian from WIHSC Emeritus Professor, Morton Warner. Andrew Lansley cut a lonely figure as he announced a “natural break” to review his NHS reforms. (Guardian … Continue reading

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Why GPs Should not Commission Specialist Health Services

Contrary to manifesto promises and most informed opinion, the UK government is imposing a radical, expensive and ideologically driven restructuring on the NHS in England.  The central feature is the proposed delegation of the £80 billion annual budget for hospital … Continue reading

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History teaches us that working together works

It’s useful, now and again, to look back on our past successes.  This is not just to make ourselves feel good – although a little bit of that now and again does no harm – but to learn the lessons … Continue reading

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Out of dependency…

The dominant model (I don’t say the only model) of doctor-patient consultation privileges one viewpoint: the doctor’s. The relationship is a power relationship in which the doctor remains largely unquestioned and the patient is mostly powerless. Whether benign or not, … Continue reading

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