Letters Private medicine’s real manifesto

Article is a call to arms to defend the NHS

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4860 (Published 06 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4860
  1. John Puntis, paediatrician1
  1. 1Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK
  1. john.puntis{at}yahoo.co.uk

On the 65th anniversary of the NHS, Farrell wittily exposes the pernicious new ideology of “private does it better” at the heart of the health service “reforms” and the inevitable deterioration in services for those who cannot afford to pay upfront for treatment.1 The Health and Social Care Act is …

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