Defend the principles of our calling together

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6973.191b (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:191
  1. Harry Keen
  1. President NHS Support Federation, London E1 6LS

    EDITOR,—As Naomi Craft and colleagues' articles illustrate, many of the forebodings about the damaging consequences of the legislation imposed in 1990 are being realised.1 It is a little noted irony of history that the first (Guy's/Lewisham) trust, formed in the usual effusion of glossy covered, management inspired, Madison Avenue hyperbole promising the institution a great and prosperous future and the local population ever improving care, should be the first to be dismembered. It gives no pleasure when colleagues at Guy's Hospital recall the “flagship's” …

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