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PHLS will not be privatised

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7078.393o (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:393
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) and the research establishments of the Medical Research Council (MRC) are to remain in the public sector.

    The British government's Prior Options review accepted that there was a need for all 28 public sector research establishments and concluded that they should not be privatised.

    Sir Leslie Turnberg, the new chairman of the PHLS, said he was delighted …

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