Article by Sir Liam entitled For the Good of the Patient, in Rejuvenate or Retire: Views of the NHS at 60

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Consists of reflection by Sir Liam on the shift in the balance of power from doctors to patients because of the serious incidents of rogue or underperforming doctors, such as Harold Shipman and Beverley Allitt, and systematic failures, such as the retention of children's organs at Alder Hey Hospital without consent, during his time as Chief Medical Officer. Discusses the work done to create a more patient focused NHS in terms of standards, policies and procedures promoting patient safety and empowerment, and the need for a patient centred NHS to be systematically developed in the future.

Rejuvenate or Retire: Views of the NHS at 60 was published by the Nuffield Trust and edited by Nicholas Timmins to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service. Article featured on pages 136 to 137.

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