The NHS: not back to Era 1 but forward to Era 3 – policy challenges for Labour

Spring 2017

Labour is the creator and defender of the NHS. But the party should not be aiming to return the NHS to ‘Era 1’. Rather, we need to have a coherent plan for how to get healthcare from Era 2 into Era 3 – to a state that addresses the service’s current problems and is appropriate to the kind of culture and society we now live in. Don Berwick’s ideas, if translated properly, offer ways to do this.

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