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Consultants show growing frustration with the NHS

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1587
  1. L Beecham

    Britain's senior hospital doctors last week showed their increasing anger about changes in the NHS - but drew back from setting off down a path to withdraw their services. Although a motion at their annual conference to explore ways of withdrawing services and selling them back to the NHS was narrowly defeated - by 58 votes to 56 - the frustration felt by the consultants at the consequences of the 1991 NHS reforms is growing. When a similar proposal was debated last year only a few voted in favour.

    The underlying concern among both supporters and …

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