Autumn Books

The Davies Report: The “Great Battle” in Swansea

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1100
  1. Naomi Pfeffer

    Michael Davies Thoemmes, pounds sterling3.99, pp 139 ISBN 1 85506 366 2

    Over the past few years, a number of stories have given rise to concerns about declining standards of propriety and accountability in public life. People working in what remains of the public sector have not been immune from criticism. The “new” NHS has been a source of scandal. There is a widespread belief that the internal market introduced values which undermine the public service ethos of those working within it. Paradoxically, although similar values have been introduced into universities, there have been relatively few allegations of …

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