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Nine in 10 GPs believe they are being criticised for political gain, poll shows

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g381 (Published 20 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g381
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A poll has found that four in five family doctors believed that England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, was seeking to undermine public trust in general practitioners.1 However, the Department of Health has criticised the poll for asking leading questions.

The poll by the Guardian newspaper questioned 1008 GPs who belonged to a panel run by the networking website doctors.net.uk. The survey found that 83% of respondents agreed with the statement that “Jeremy Hunt is seeking …

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