GPs shut surgeries in protest at government targets

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 05 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1082
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    GPs across the United Kingdom turned their backs on their surgeries on Tuesday in protest against working conditions and increasing demands imposed by government policies.

    At least 1000 GPs are estimated to have taken part in the activities, which ranged from closing surgeries to dressing up and putting up posters to raise awareness of the crisis affecting general practice. In Avon all 40 GPs in Weston-Super-Mare closed their surgeries. Their actions were mirrored …

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