British GPs dissatisfied with amendments to primary care bill

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 22 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:535
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent,
  2. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ
  2. BMJ

    The UK health secretary has agreed that private companies will not be able to apply to operate pilot schemes or to contract with health authorities to provide general medical services. However, GPs are dissatisfied with the amendment which the government has proposed to the NHS (Primary Care) Bill.

    The BMA had been concerned that proposals in the bill would lead to the commercialisation of general practice …

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