Letters Lessons from elsewhere for NHS

Public and private providers coexist in Singapore

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e561 (Published 24 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e561
  1. Danny J N Wong, anaesthetics core trainee year 21
  1. 1St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey, UK
  1. dannywong{at}doctors.net.uk

Proposed changes to the NHS to make it financially sustainable for future generations are often lambasted by sceptics as attempts to turn the NHS into a “US style commercial system.”1 Many models of healthcare delivery work as a partnership between private enterprise and public institutions. Perhaps we should turn our …

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