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Dobson's pride in the NHS

Secretary of State for Health Frank Dobson spoke of the NHS in glowing terms at an international symposium on healthcare policy in Washington this month. He acknowledged that the NHS was not perfect and commented on the ten-year programme of modernisation and improvement undertaken by the government to deliver a modern and dependable health service for the 21st century. He enthused '... after 50 years, the NHS remains the envy of the world. I'm proud to be able to come abroad and bang the drum for the health service - and the one million people who work in it...our health service still delivers the goods, is fairer, more efficient and more popular than any primarily private-based alternative'.

Source: Press release (DoH)

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