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Girl power

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7320.1077/a (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1077
  1. Abi Berger, general practitioner, north London, and science editor (aberger@bmj.com)
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    When we agreed to become an all female practice, the decision was not taken lightly. My male partner retired last year and we assumed it made sense to replace him with another man. The best candidate, however, was a woman, and the entire team was in agreement. Yet still hesitating and worried that we would not be offering a fair service, we took soundings from several patients. Not a single male patient, of any age, said it …

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