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Jacqui Young: NHS celebrates progress in heart and stroke services in England

7 Jul, 11 | by BMJ

A conference held in London this week, titled “Celebrating clinical leadership in heart and stroke care,” looked at what has been achieved over the past decade in heart and stroke services under the leadership of Roger Boyle, who retires this month after 10 years as England’s national director for heart disease and stroke. more…

Kailash Chand: The Health and Social Care Bill remains flawed and unpopular

22 Jun, 11 | by BMJ Group

Kailash ChandThe government has set out its stall in detail on the changes it will make to the Health and Social Care Bill. Many of the BMA’s concerns were addressed by the NHS Future Forum and the government’s response. This includes restoring health secretary’s responsibilities, modifying Monitor’s duty to promote competition, and the need for clinicians other than GPs to be involved in commissioning. But, will it be enough to save the NHS? more…

Douglas Noble on reforming the reforms

21 Jun, 11 | by BMJ Group

douglas nobleThe pause ended in dramatic fashion last week with the publication of the NHS Future Forum’s recommendations

Most interesting was the orthopaedic surgeon at Guys Hospital who confronted the prime minster and deputy prime minister in a rage because the camera crew were not suitably dressed for a hospital. 

It hit home on all sorts of levels.  more…

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