Slashed NHS budgets 'won't hit patient care.'

Phillips, Lucy
November 2008
People Management;11/13/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 23, p7
This article reports on a statement issued by Clare Chapman, director-general of workforce at the British Department of Health, regarding tighter budgets expected in the National Health Service (NHS). According to Chapman, the tighter budgets will put the focus on improving productivity and quality of care. She urged human resource professionals in the NHS to make sure the design of their workplaces matches their vision for care.


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