Letters Standards in the NHS

The “curse of the registrar”

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6039 (Published 18 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6039
  1. John Walshe, former physician, Middlesex Hospital, London1
  1. 1Hemingford Grey PE28 9BN, UK
  1. john.walshe{at}talktalk.net

The current debate about the future of the NHS is based largely on its finances and management, with little said about patients’ views.1

I worked for the NHS from its inception until 2000. During that time the standard of medicine improved out of all recognition. This cannot be said of medical practice. I am now at the receiving end …

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