Labour has made improving the health service central to its second term programme; yet this has opened more questions than it has answered. There is now a wide ranging debate across all aspects of health policy on how the NHS should develop over the next ten years. In October 2001 the Fabian Society launched its Health Policy Forum. Through a series of seminars the Forum aimed to provide members of the health policy community, politicians and opinion formers with the opportunity to debate key issues in the long-term development of health politics and policy in the UK.
Drawing on those seminars, Ray Robinson and Anna Dixon have written a comprehensive guide to the current reforms that are taking place in the health service and issue a plea to the Government to allow these planned reforms to be completed without the turbulence any additional reforms might bring.
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