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Clinical governance made simple

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 25 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:287
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    The Auchendreich Medical Golf Society, for decades an all male bastion, has moved with the times and now brings together men and women in a spirit of equality and healthy outdoor competition. The weather could not have been more kind for our summer event and there were some truly surprising scores and results.

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    But, as so often in the past, the most interesting moments of the day came later, when a dozen or so survivors of the dinner convened once more beneath the stags' heads and trophy cabinets of the club's agreeably old fashioned bar.

    Though the business of this part of the evening is for obvious reasons normally confidential, the overwhelming importance to the whole of the NHS …

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