Letters Running failing hospitals

NHS should adopt effective private company policies

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d8217 (Published 04 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:d8217
  1. Kikkeri Naresh, chief of service, pathology1
  1. 1Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, London W12 0HS, UK
  1. k.naresh{at}imperial.ac.uk

“Why shouldn’t private companies run failing hospitals?” is probably the wrong question.1 We should be asking, “Why can’t the NHS function like private companies do, if it would mean real benefit?”

We are …

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