Election views

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Part of General Election 2010

Originally published in the British Medical Journal, two of our experts – and regular contributors to the BMJ – share their views on the upcoming election.

Chris Ham

The key election issues for the NHS centre on how it can build on the real progress made since 1997 in the next stage of reform when funding is likely to be much more constrained. In this article, Chris Ham discusses his hope that the next government learns from the recent past in taking reform forward.

John Appleby

Whatever the result of the general election, the NHS will have to plan for a radical overhaul of the way it provides care in order to get more from every health care pound. In this article John Appleby sets out what he sees as the priorities for achieving this.