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Spring 2010 CMSUK Newsletter

With a general election on 6th May, there is, as always, lots of focus on our health service. 

Already the NHS has been under the political microscope from across the Atlantic in the last few months, with horror stories about people dying whilst on waiting lists, and being denied healthcare altogether.  The debate between the two countries has often been fierce, with both sides criticising each others' approaches to healthcare.  Now that Barrack Obama has had the new healthcare bill signed in as law it will be extremely interesting to watch this debate progress.

I suspect that like me you are still seeing huge gaps in our healthcare system, often caused by an amazing lack of communication, but I have also noted some really good improvements.  Waiting times appear to have improved, and consultants and GPs are often more willing to work with us as Case Managers, and recognising the value we can provide. 

I hope you will agree that this newsletter provides a relevant and high quality variety of information, and your feedback is always welcome, as are your contributions

Liz Haunch

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