David Kerr is professor of Cancer Medicine at Oxford University and was a member of the government’s NHS Future Forum.
Key decisions on fusing health and social care cannot wait
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The NHS must make the most of its information.
Rather than distracting from the NHS efficiency challenge, the Health Bill could help achieve it, writes David Kerr.
Now that the dust has settled somewhat on the furore surrounding the Health Bill, I find myself thinking about the domestic and truly international health agenda.
As the dust begins to settle a little on the furore that surrounded the introduction of the Health Bill last month, the wiser among us have started to think through what the new landscape might resemble.
Post-Blair Labour health “reforms” overemphasised a centrist, target driven culture that tended to distort how care might best be delivered. It marginalised clinical staff, leaving them often to adopt a stance of disgruntled passivity.