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Letters Commercialising the NHS

Benefits of cooperation

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1737
  1. Andrew J Vallance-Owen, group medical director, Bupa1
  1. 1Bupa House, London WC1A 2BA
  1. vallanca{at}

    The ideology behind the BMA’s campaign on the wasteful commercialisation of the NHS is hard to understand.1The NHS has been working and contracting with the commercial sector for decades. For example, although most of the country’s care homes are in the private sector, over 70% of Bupa’s 19 000 care beds are funded by …

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