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Circle Health is not like the John Lewis Partnership

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 13 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7897
  1. Martin McKee, professor of European public health1
  1. 1London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1H 9SH, UK
  1. martin.mckee{at}

It is nonsense to describe Circle Health as a “John Lewis style social enterprise.”1 As the Observer has described in some detail, it is a loss making private …

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