Embarrassing greed?BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6973.198a (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:198
- Christopher Bulstrode
Dispatches this week featured a programme based on Serving Two Masters, the report by Dr John Yates, a former government adviser and authority on NHS management. The report was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Trust after John Yates's well publicised bust up with the government over the issue of whether private practice was interfering with work done by consultants for the NHS.
Interviews with GPs and patients produced the usual depressing catalogue of cases waiting for up to a year to be seen by a specialist, but offered almost immediate treatment if they were prepared to pay. The documentary …