Health minister Simon Burns
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NHS 'is performing magnificently in difficult times'

The head of the NHS Confederation, which represents senior managers, has accused politicians of a "chronic failure of leadership" when discussing radical change in the health service.

Mike Farrar says the NHS in England "looks like a super tanker heading for an iceberg", because of the financial pressures it is facing.

Health minister Simon Burns defended the government's handling of the health service.

  • 20 Jun 2012
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