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Primary care is still treated with “contempt,” says outgoing leader

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6743 (Published 10 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6743
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Primary care is still treated unfairly and with longstanding “contempt” in the United Kingdom, and there is too much focus on hospitals’ needs and finances, says a leading primary care representative.

Michael Dixon, the outgoing chair of the primary care representative body the NHS Alliance, gave a critical speech to leaders from across the NHS on 8 December at a retirement event …

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