NHS reorganisations: who's kicking whom, who's protesting?: NHS is not short for National Health ServiceBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7571.752 (Published 05 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:752
- Daniel J Albert (firstname.lastname@example.org), general practitioner
- South Leeds Primary Care Trust Medical Service, Leeds LS10 4HT
EDITOR—Hawkes' description of English healthcare is uncannily accurate: painfully so for those of us that have given much of our time (the best years of our lives?) to supporting the “New NHS”; for which, now read the “Old NHS.”1 He is right to identify the kicking hierarchy as being important.
I have often wondered how it is that we are all so …