Letters NHS reforms

Where is the evidence, Mr Lansley?

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d981 (Published 15 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d981
  1. Sebastian Kraemer, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist1
  1. 1Whittington Hospital, London N19 5NF, UK
  1. kraemer{at}doctors.org.uk

Mr Lansley says “The evidence is that where there is effective competition, all producers are driven to raise their game. Competition is a tide that lifts every boat.”1 I know of no evidence for this assertion, which is an echo from …

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