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Learn from banking crisis and stamp out competition in the NHS, says BMA chairman

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b343 (Published 29 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b343
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The head of the BMA has called on the government to “end its obsession” with the market to avoid a crisis in the health service similar to that seen in the banking sector in the past few months.

    Hamish Meldrum, the chairman of the BMA, said the meltdown in the city should have “sent alarm bells ringing in the department of health,” adding that “relying on …

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