US doctors want to use private providers as levers for changeBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e566 (Published 24 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e566
- Richard Jenkins, group medical director1
- 1One Medicare, Bank Top Farm, Leeds LS21 1PY, UK
I was dismayed by Spence’s recent column “Lessons from America.”1
Personal Medical Services (PMS)/General Medical Services (GMS) GPs should be classed as private providers of healthcare contracting with the NHS (arguably as a monopoly) and not differentiated from other “private” providers. It seems a convenient mistruth to use.
As a private provider …