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Lansley's NHS reforms are high risk, high cost and ill-conceived

I was glad to see, in Sam Knight’s cover story, that health secretary Andrew Lansley has come finally clean about his plans for a top-down reorganisation of the NHS. In doing so, however, he reveals not only the government’s readiness to break promises on the health service, but also his own tunnel vision in the face of widespread criticism from patient groups, professional bodies and health experts. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that he is working in isolation…

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