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More than three quarters of doctors think health bill should be withdrawn

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6611 (Published 12 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6611
  1. Helen Jaques
  1. 1BMJ Careers

Three quarters of GPs and 84% of psychiatrists think that the Health and Social Care Bill should be withdrawn, according to surveys by their respective royal colleges published as the bill was being debated in the House of Lords.

The surveys of more than 1900 members of the Royal College of General Practitioners and 1890 of the Royal College of Psychiatrists found that only 4% and 12%, respectively, agreed that the reforms would result in better care of patients.

More than half (67%) of GPs and three quarters (78%) of …

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