Improving pay and working conditions is better than merely rewarding healthcare teams

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7158.602 (Published 29 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:602
  1. K G M M Alberti, President.
  1. Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE

    EDITOR —I read with admiration, interest, amusement, and some sadness the editorial on rewarding healthcare teams by Bloor and Maynard.1 My admiration is for Maynard's persistence. He has for many years advocated the replacement of doctors by other healthcare professionals and the abolition of distinction awards. He manages to mount a range of interesting alternative methods to justify this. The only thing that he forgot to introduce in this …

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