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GPs accuse government of propaganda war

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:211

General practitioners have accused the British government of starting a propaganda war over the issue of work out of hours. The NHS Executive's action in sending The Organisation of GP Out of Hours Services to family health services authorities provoked an angry debate at last week's meeting of the General Medical Services Committee.

The committee's chairman, Dr Ian Bogle, has now written to all general practitioners pointing out what he claims are misleading statements in the document and encouraging them to write to their family health services authorities and members of parliament. …

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