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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7065.1148c (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1148
  1. P D Thomas
  1. General practitioner Gipping Valley Practice, Barham, Ipswich IP6 0AS

    EDITOR,—In reply to Caroline Flint's comments, I would refer her to the NHS General Medical Services Regulations. Paragraph 20(2)(b) of schedule 2 confirms that the doctor with whom the patient is registered is responsible for the acts and omissions of all people acting on his or her behalf unless those people are doctors on any NHS medical list and themselves responsible for their own acts and omissions. I do not believe that the joint statement …

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