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Ombudsman criticised GPs

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 04 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:10
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The health service ombudsman for England, Scotland, and Wales has criticised GPs who remove patients from their lists too readily or without an explanation.

    The ombudsman, Michael Buckley, has new powers to investigate complaints about the exercise of clinical judgment by hospital doctors and the actions of GPs. His annual report for 1997–8 includes the first cases of such complaints. He states that in future most of the complaints he will investigate are likely to involve clinical matters rather than …

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