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London's private doctors protest at “managed care”

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 17 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:146
  1. Jenny Sims
  1. London

    The London Consultants' Association has called on doctors to refuse to sign contracts with insurance companies that limit their clinical freedom and management.

    The move is a reaction to attempts by BUPA and the Private Patients Association, both providers of private health insurance schemes, to exercise greater control over their work. At the end of last month, BUPA announced that, in future, consultants will have to get …

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