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The NHS needs to come together

Internal barriers need to be broken down

By Chris Ham  

Wards under extreme pressure would be helped by restructuring the NHS. © Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

This piece was commissioned in response to this post by Peter Kellner on the ongoing NHS “crisis”

Peter Kellner’s story perfectly illustrates the Achilles heel of the NHS. Individual episodes of care may be excellent but too often continuity and coordination are lacking. This results in gaps and delays in treatment, causing patients to suffer anxiety and…

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