Letters Private companies and GPs

A crucial juncture

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39514.449977.80 (Published 13 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:574
  1. Gordon Moore, professor of ambulatory care
  1. 1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
  1. gordon_moore{at}hms.harvard.edu

    The NHS is at a crucial juncture, as Salisbury points out.1 At issue is whether the British public is better served by owner operated independent small GP businesses or by corporate practices, in which the autonomy of GPs is reduced. Corporatisation could result in practices being privately funded and designed, with the doctor retaining autonomy and responsibility for “business” or it could move towards doctors being hired hands.

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