The NHS plan is typical of plans written by policy wonks. It has lots of admirable goals but is very weak on practical steps to enable the NHS to achieve them. It pays no attention to operational management and when it does, what it suggests will only make things worse. This lack of attention to
There are huge opportunities to build on the aims set in the long-term plan to help maximise the role of the NHS as an anchor in its local communities by leveraging on it as an employer, procurer, purchaser and also a mode of social change. By Sarah Reed and Dominique Allwood
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