Same standards of staffing and equipment should apply in NHS and private sector

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1401a (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1401
  1. Anne Savage
  1. Retired general practitioner 7 Akenside Road, London NW3 5RA

    EDITOR,—I endorse everything that David Currie writes in his personal view about private practice.1 Some 40 years ago I joined a long established practice in north London. “We try not to send patients in privately,” explained one of the partners; “we find too many come out feet first.” Nothing that happened over the subsequent years changed my view. In fact, so convinced am I that …

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