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[Correspondence] Crisis in the National Health Service: a call to action

The Lancet’s Editor-in-Chief, Richard Horton, criticised National Health Service (NHS) front-liners in his Offline Comment1 (May 6, p 1783) after attending a seminar at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. We were disappointed by his interpretation of an “extraordinary inability of health leaders to reflect critically on their own failings, preferring instead to blame others.” 1