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LibLink | Shirley Williams: After all the arguments, where next for the NHS?

Shirley Williams writes in the Times today of her strong support for Future Forum’s recommendations for NHS reform, and suggests that listening exercises may be the way forward for future policy-setting:

Like many others, I was sceptical about the listening exercise. It seemed to me a way for the Government to win time so that it could rethink its proposals for NHS reform in the light of great scepticism from medical organisations, distinguished think-tanks, health service managers and staff, and, not least, doctors.

My concerns were not justified. The Future Forum, chaired by Professor Steve Field, himself for many

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    Thank you Nick for this tribute and in particular for getting it put here on LDV for the rest of us to read. In our...
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    Yes, spoiled children make all sorts of remarks about how their parents are unfair when they don't let them get what they want! Somehow the...
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    A truly inspiring tribute to a truly inspiring leader.
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