Secrecy in the NHS

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6973.189 (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:189

NHS chief executive wants a culture of openness

  1. Alan Langlands, Chief executive NHS Executive
  1. Department of Health, Leeds LS2 7UE

    EDITOR,—The “evidence” of Stalinism in the running of the NHS presented by Naomi Craft and colleagues does not warrant the exaggerated claims made for it.1 A manager “advised” not to publish articles critical of current policy nevertheless does so; is this Stalinism in action? Bugging of a telephone—a deplorable action—is cited, but the fact that …

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