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BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:226
  1. Birte Twisselmann (
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    The Harold Shipman inquiry marks a further shift towards a greater spirit of consumerism. Patients are unlikely to be so trusting ever again. But how can consumers find out whether a practising doctor has violated the law, has been disciplined, or has been struck off for committing a professional offence?

    For US consumers at least, the internet makes this fairly easy. The latest online venture in giving access to …

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