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GPs protest at plans to publicise their performance

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.830-c (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:830
  1. Owen Dyer

    Measures of general practitioners' performance will be made available to the public from spring 2005, according to health minister John Hutton.

    But the BMA's General Practitioner Committee says the plan was never mentioned in the recent contract negotiations.

    The statistics to be compiled will measure GPs' performance in treating a range of common chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hypertension. GPs will be graded not only in terms …

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