Independent Nurse: The Big Question - What does the new health secretary need to prioritise?

July 2007
GP: General Practitioner;7/9/2007, p10
The article presents opinion of various people related to the British health care industry on what should be the focus of new health secretary Alan Johnson on his first months in post. Peter Carter, general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, urges him to work with the staff of the National Health Service (NHS) to rebuild their trust. Niall Dickson, chief executive of King's Fund, thinks that it is important for Johnson to grasp the narrative of NHS reforms and commits to build on them.


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