Market testing and privatisation of clinical services

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6931.794b (Published 19 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:794
  1. P F Roberts
  1. Directorate of Pathology, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich NR1 3SR.

    EDITOR, - As a consultant pathologist and director of a large pathology laboratory in a district general hospital I am becoming increasingly concerned over the apparent lack of professional support that the BMA and the royal colleges offer their members when their livelihood and standards of practice are threatened by market testing. Pathologists are well aware of the controversy over pathology services at the Lister Hospital (see p 741) and elsewhere.1 We see ourselves in the …

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