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Can general practitioners compete with big business?: Changing drivers in the NHS

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1335
  1. Elizabeth D Barrett (, general practitioner
  1. Shires Health Care, Shirebrook, Derbyshire NG20 8DG

    EDITOR—The Langwith case reached the High Court over whether there was an obligation to activate section 11 of the 2001 Health and Social Care Act, in this particular case.1 The act states, among other things, that patients should be involved in the development and consideration of proposals for changes in the “way” in which their services are provided.

    The national debate on privatisation is a separate …

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