Health minister John Denham has announced that almost 3,700 doctors were recruited by the NHS between 1997 and 1999.He said this showed the government was 'making progress' on its plans to employ 7,000 more doctors and 15,000 more nurses.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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