Intended for healthcare professionals

Monk's moments: Sunny days

I write this piece as the sun beats down from a cloudless midsummer sky. Faced with an endlessly rising demand for healthcare competing with a limited budget, the new Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham (the sixth health minister since Labour came to power in 1997), has recently announced that the NHS will, in future, give much greater priority to preventive medicine. Noble though this sentiment is, the harsh reality is that preventive medicine takes a long time to reap its rewards.
Dermatology in practice 2009; 17(3): 31–31
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