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The slow, lingering death of the English NHS: Comment on “Who killed the English National Health Service?”

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Prof David Hunter



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© 2016 by Kerman University of Medical Sciences. The death of the English National Health Service (NHS) may be slow in coming but that does not mean that it is not the Conservative-led UK government’s desired end state. The government is displaying tactical cunning in achieving its long-term purpose to remould the British state. Powell seeks greater clarity amidst the confusion but the lack of clarity is a principal weapon in the government’s assault on the public realm, including the NHS. Moreover, there is ample supporting evidence to caution against Powell’s tendency to complacency concerning the ultimate fate of the NHS.

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Author(s): Hunter DJ

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Health Policy and Management

Year: 2016

Volume: 5

Issue: 1

Pages: 55-57

Print publication date: 01/01/2016

Online publication date: 09/09/2015

Acceptance date: 05/09/2015

ISSN (print): 2322-5939

Publisher: Kerman University of Medical Sciences


DOI: 10.15171/ijhpm.2015.165

PubMed id: 26673651