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Point of no return

A ‘fanciful’ plan to turn the NHS around was revealed last week. It promised to create the most integrated health service in the Western world and invest in urgent care, cancer treatment and general practice. Peter Blackburn reports on the dangers that lie beneath its ambitious pledges

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