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NHS reforms: plus ça change

The King’s Fund today released the first half of its verdict on how well the coalition has done on the NHS.  The second half – looking at NHS performance since 2010 – will be released in March, but today’s report focuses on the Lansley reforms.  Their verdict?  To put it bluntly, damning.  ‘Distracting and damaging’ were …read more

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Why we need more patient involvement in the commissioning of health services

According to the declaration of Alma Ata, “people have the right and duty to participate individually and collectively in the planning and implementation of their health care.” Charlotte Paddison reflects on how well we involve patients in commissioning of health services, and why we might want to try harder. There are at least three important …read more

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