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A healthy profit

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6960.1024a (Published 15 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1024
  1. L Bromley

    This Public Eye special was intended to review the state of the NHS after three years of the reforms and to examine whether it was sliding into privatisation. Introduced by Donald MacCormick, the programme opened with an interview with Roy Lilley, chairman of Homewood NHS Trust, as he drove his Rolls Royce around a recently closed hospital; during it he described his vision of a completely independent health care industry with NHS trusts floated on the stock exchange. (I was born and brought up with a national health service and have worked abroad in two independent systems, and this thought makes my blood run cold.) The first half hour of the programme consisted of a report by the BBC's chief social services correspondent, Nial Dickerson, on the increasing blurring of the edges between the …

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