General practice's last stand

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7003.513c (Published 19 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:513
  1. J W Chisholm
  1. Joint deputy chairman General Medical Services Committee, London WC1H 9JP

    EDITOR,--As the author of the discussion document from the BMA's General Medical Services Committee on core general medical services and the classification of activity by general practitioners,1 I wish to respond to D P Kernick's attack on the document as “a milestone in our professional decline.”2 Kernick, who targets not only me but also the president of the BMA and the chairman of its council, portrays the discussion paper as futile, misconceived, anachronistic, and the product of a bunker mentality. While Kernick purports to have positive ideas about the future of general …

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