Private practice

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1401 (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1401

Offering preferential NHS treatment to doctors is embarrassing

  1. Mary G Barrington
  1. Consultant physician in medicine for the elderly Airedale General Hospital, Keighley BD20 6TD

    EDITOR,—I entirely agree with David Currie's personal view about private health insurance: I would not allow myself or my family to be treated anywhere other than in NHS hospitals, because for all its difficulties the NHS provides a full range of health care in an accountable manner.1 But I have had private insurance since I was a senior house officer. Why? Because I am embarrassed …

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