Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


The “redisorganisation” of the NHS

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1262

Rapid Response:

In fact its worse

You quote level of 80% dissatifaction with the recent NHS plan which
I would like to take issue with.At a conference for general practitioners
which I chaired, the subject of the NHS plan was discussed over a three
hour period.The lecturer was an expert on the NHS plan and medical
economics.At the start of the lecture,the question asked was ,"do you
approve of the NHS plan".Of the 50 general practitioners present,one
approved,three abstained,and the rest disapproved.When the same question
was asked at the end of the lecture,presumably having understood the
details of the plan,all the delegates voted disapproval of the NHS
plan.This group from all over the UK showed 100% dissatifaction.

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 December 2001
Peter Barling
general practice
oswestry st107hr