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BMA Leaders Face Hostility over NHS Reforms

Magazine article Public Finance

BMA Leaders Face Hostility over NHS Reforms

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The Department of Health will hold a summit next week with the leaders of frontline NHS staff in an attempt to win back clinicians' support for its reform programme.

The summit, 'Clinical leadership: improving care for patients', will be a prelude to a larger conference later in the year.

In recent months, an increasingly tense relationship between the health unions and ministers has broken out into open hostility, following a wave of redundancies.

Doctors and nurses have criticised the flagging, multibillion pound health service IT system as well as the creation of a new market in health care.

But at the British Medical Association's annual conference in Belfast this week, its chair Jim Johnson insisted ministers had responded to staff concerns.

The BMA's leadership was under pressure from members who feel it has aligned itself too closely with the government. …

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