Doctors and managers: NHS is unmanageable corporate mess

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7400.1213-b (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1213
  1. Peter G Hope, consultant orthopaedic surgeon (peter.hope@which.net)
  1. Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4AB

    EDITOR—Conflict between doctors and managers results from the NHS's unmanageability.1 2 Corporate governance requires that product, strategy, customer, and share-holder are clearly identified, but the NHS's product and strategy are dictated …

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