Law of supply and demand applies in NHS

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7325.1370 (Published 08 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1370
  1. Tim Heywood, general practitioner (big.tim@lineone.net)
  1. Hagley Surgery, Hagley DY9 0NH

    EDITOR—So recognisable was Jeffrey's description of his wife's doctor's surgery that I read his end piece with discomfort, as I had a strong suspicion that his wife was a patient of mine.1

    I was pleased to discover that it was not our service being described, but I was also interested because I had made the same comparisons between my surgery and the local veterinary surgery when my own cat had been unwell. I had found consolation in the argument that, as a …

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