The internal market

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6980.671e (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:671
  1. C A Porter
  1. Consultant paediatrician Paediatric Department, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent TN24 0LZ

    EDITOR,—I hope I am not alone in finding Julian Le Grand's editorial on the internal market provoking and depressing.1 Here we have a glimpse of the future NHS if untrammelled free marketeering is allowed to proceed. We are told that mergers of existing trusts would be allowed, provided a single organisation so formed would supply less than half the services in the “market” (in market speak, this …

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