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The government must slow down its reform of the NHS, which has introduced “unproven, expensive and destructive change”, a doctor’s leader warned today. Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the British Medical Association’s (BMA’s) GPs committee, said change was necessary to get the “best out of us” but warned that the top-down and speedy way in which… Read more »

NHS chief executive warns of hospital closures but Tony Blair remains defiant
PM defiant as hospital closures predicted

Tony Blair has today refused to apologise for health secretary Patricia Hewitt’s remark that the NHS is having “the best year ever”. He was speaking after the acting NHS chief executive warned entire hospitals could be closed down because of the £521 million deficit facing the health service this year. Ian Curruthers, who took over… Read more »