Health Headlines: Clegg opposes Monitor role, Lansley says 'reform or fail' and IT funding

By Stephen Robinson, 18 May 2011

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Clegg opposes Monitor role - BBC
Nick Clegg will oppose the idea of a regulator promoting competition in the health service in England, a key part of the government's plans for NHS reforms.
Nick Clegg to oppose NHS competition regulator


Reform or fail – Daily Telegraph
The very existence of the NHS will be placed under threat unless it is reformed, Andrew Lansley will warn today.
Existence of NHS under threat without reform, Lansley warns


More IT funds needed – Daily Telegraph
Another £4.7bn could be spent on computerising the country's medical records without the project significantly benefiting patients or the NHS, an official report has warned.
Computerising NHS records 'to cost another £4.7bn'

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