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It is a positive reflection on the Coalition Government they aim to protect health services to the maximum extent possible.
The scale of financial pressure facing the public sector makes it inevitable hoever the NHS will face a squeeze - after more than a decade of significant investment in both facilities and staff.
The BMA is right to highlight that efficient use of administrative teams can save clinicians time and be cost effective. Out of date working practices waste the time of clinical and admininstrative teams alike - as well as impacting on patients.
To maintain service quality to patients, the NHS will have to review how it works - there are many areas of inefficient practice in the NHS and much of this is linked to the working practices and admininstrative approach to work - often that most close to clinical practice.
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