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Politicians must stop exploiting patients

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7354.6/a (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:6
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Politicians and the media should stop using patients to score party political points. That was the message from the BMA chairman, Dr Ian Bogle, in his opening speech to this year's annual representative meeting, held in Harrogate this week, in which he described the NHS as having become “the Punch and Judy show of British politics.”

    He cited the case of Rose Addis, the 94 year …

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