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[Editorial] The NHS in England: blue sky aspirations and earthly tremors

Soaring 225 m into the skyline, the so-called cheese grater is one of London’s most arresting examples of 21st century postmodernist architecture. On Sept 25, a brilliantly sunlit early autumn day, it seemed an appropriately elevated venue for NHS (National Health Service) England’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, to lay out plans to an audience of senior management in the public sector as to how NHS hospitals in England will organise themselves in the coming years. No more working in silos, no more competition between neighbouring clinical centres.