The BMJ interview: Sir Liam Donaldson: The health services and the dream

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7575.970 (Published 02 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:970
  1. William G Pickering, doctor (wgpi@hotmail.com)
  1. Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4AL

    EDITOR—The audience for the BMJ interview of Sir Liam Donaldson on doctors' careers, patient safety, the GMC, and whether we should have an independent NHS should perhaps have moderated their expectations.1 The main participant was an esteemed spokesperson for a huge state bureaucracy—the personal advancement of whose employees depends on compliance towards their masters, while …

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