The Man with the Movie CameraBMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6932.862 (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:862
- Tony Delamothe
Here and Now BBCI 16 March
Outside, its architectural style suggests late period Ceausescu. Inside, the former rules of East European states would have felt at home with its luxuries and obsessive secrecy. No wonder the locals refer to the building as the Kremlin or the People's Palace and talk in hushed tones of its fabled opulence.
Yet this is Quarry House, Leeds, built at a cost of [L]55m to house the NHS Management Executive and partly the Department of Social Security when it moved from London. It is tangible evidence of the new managerial ascendency. Here and Now took us on a guided tour of its interior, courtesy of cardiac surgeon Duncan Walker, who smuggled in a camera and a tape recorder.
But before our clandestine tour we …
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