Ignore fairy tales when campaigning for NHS reform

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7521.907-b (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:907
  1. Stephen I Black (stephen.black@paconsulting.com), management consultant
  1. London SW1W 9SR

    EDITOR—I find it hard to see why the Poet Laureate or Philip Pullman has anything useful to say about NHS reform.1 However good their writing (and it is), their views of the NHS are mere fairy tales.

    The “collaborating network” so threatened by competition doesn't exist. The NHS that I know has good parts, but other parts lose your medical records when you move …

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