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A week of overexcitement

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:a

The last week has seen lots of excitement for British medicine and the BMJ. The open season in British medicopolitics coincides with several high profile sporting events and the arrival of sticky weather in London and leads to a feverish atmosphere.

We reported last week that the annual meeting of consultants had passed a motion of no confidence in the General Medical Council, the body that regulates British doctors (10 June, p 1557). Now the public health doctors and the juniors have done the same (p 1626). The “establishment” has fought back, with the Academy …

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