Reflections on the universities and the NHS

Report on the correlation between universities and the NHS.


Published: 01/01/1981

ISBN: 0900574410

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On reflection, the quality of the contribution of the medical profession to the health of the nation depends, above all, on two things; the nature of the doctor's medical education in both its primary preregistration phase and its subsequent continuing postgraduate phase and whether the organisation within which, as employees or freelance contractors, most doctors work enables the doctors' skills and knowledge to be deployed to best advantage.

This report looks at universities and the NHS and how within them too few people understand the major problems and purposes of the other.

Suggested citation

Dainton F (1981) Reflections on the universities and the NHS. Nuffield Trust.