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Doctors and medical politics

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:851

Electorate should be balloted on measures profoundly affecting clinical practice

  1. Graham Cooper,
  2. James Roxburgh
  1. Senior registrar Senior registrar Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 7EH

    EDITOR,—The whingeing doctors of whom Douglas Carnall writes may stand on the sideline of medical politics,1 but they work in the front line of clinical practice, where the BMA and its various committees often seem a long way away. The actions of our political leaders become of real interest only when they result in …

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