Competition continues in the NHS

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.977 (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:977
  1. John Baruch
  1. Consultant psychiatrist 9 Townsend, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire HP17 8JW

    EDITOR,—The NHS that Chris Ham describes1 bears no resemblance to the one in which I work. Far from “slipping away quietly in the night,” competition is a powerful factor in many clinical and managerial decisions. Here are a few examples of competition—not contestability—that I have …

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