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Brave New NHS?

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7192.1219a (Published 01 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1219
  1. J A Raeburn, professor of clinical genetics
  1. Nottingham University

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    Jo Lenaghan

    Institute for Public Policy Research, £7.50, pp 135 ISBN 1 86030 065 0

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    None of us, least of all geneticists, should be denied the bitter sweet sapience prayed for by Robert Burns, “tae see ourselves as ithers see us.” The Institute for Public Policy Research report A Brave New NHS? anticipates the impact of genetics in the millennium and doesn't pull its punches: “The NHS is sleep-walking into the future.” My specialty was under examination; I felt threatened and was ready …

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