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Consultants back GPs over out of hours crisis

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.146b (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:146

The leaders of Britain's consultants have given unequivocal support to general practitioners over the out of hours issue. Making this pledge to the BMA's annual meeting last week, the chairman of the BMA consultants' committee, Mr James Johnson, denied reports in the medical press that if general practitioners took sanctions this would divide the profession. He received a standing ovation when he said that consultants would accept a little short term pain for …

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