Views & Reviews Nothing’s Sacred

A health service fit for a queen

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 07 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1533
  1. Colin Brewer, writer, researcher, and former psychiatrist, London
  1. brewerismo{at}

The British public doesn’t know much about medical care, but it knows what it likes, and that certainly includes a really good general practitioner who knows your medical and social history. Despite attempts by bureaucrats and the Shipman inquiry to bury him, Dr Finlay is alive and hugely popular in our collective imagination. And also in Buckingham Palace, where …

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