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General practitioners are victims too

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 16 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:192
  1. Chris Manning (, Secretary Doctors Support Network.
  1. Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9HG

    EDITOR—Having just completed a series of eight meetings with some 500general practitioners from around the country, I cannot believe the huge disparity between the espoused values of those who do not work as general practitioners and the near desperation of many who do.

    Neuberger talks about patients not being consulted over the services offered.1 No one ever consulted most general practitioners about the 1990contract or primary care groups—these issues are decided at the …

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