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Boris Johnson takes on politically perilous task in reorganising NHS

28 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Irritated by Simon Stevens' independence, ministers want to clip his wings - but it may end badly Johnson plans radical shake-up of NHS History shows that NHS reorganisations rarely end well. The last one, the brainchild of the then health secretary, Andrew Lansley, in 2012, nearly tore the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition apart. The health and social care bill triggered so much uproar that David Cameron instigated a “pause” on its progress - a move unparalleled in parliamentary history - while a group of healthcare experts made its complex proposals less confusing and more...
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Boris Johnson plans to bring NHS back under more political control

28 days ago   |   By The Independent

Reorganisation planned to 'clip wings' of NHS England chief
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Boris Johnson plans radical shake-up of NHS in bid to regain more direct control

29 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Exclusive: Health secretary said to be frustrated by his lack of authority over NHS England boss Simon Stevens What might Boris Johnson's restructuring plan mean for the NHS? Boris Johnson is planning a radical and politically risky reorganisation of the NHS amid government frustration at the health service's chief executive, Simon Stevens, the Guardian has learned. Related: What might Boris Johnson's restructuring plan mean for the NHS?
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