Noel Plumridge: Monitor is showing a truer picture

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“Breathtaking insensitivity” is the alleged failing of David Bennett, Monitor’s new chair, for daring to suggest the 4 per cent target efficiency gain required of the NHS this year, under the Department of Health operating framework, may be just a little understated.

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