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BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7223.3a (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:S3a-7223
  • The Human Rights Act will have far reaching consequences for everyone in the UK. Its provisions do not come into force until October next year, but all public bodies will need to consider its implications for their policies before that time. For example, the act regards the registration of a doctor as personal property, which has consequences for the processes by which registrations can be removed. A Home Office guide to the act is downloadable at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/hract/guidlist.htm

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