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Welsh GPs resign from community hospitals

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:762
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Twenty seven GPs providing services at a Welsh community hospital have resigned.

    The move by the GPs at Chepstow Community Hospital comes in the wake of concerns over the lack of a national deal in Wales on pay and conditions for GPs who provide services for 50 of the 60 community hospitals in the principality.

    GPs in other areas of Wales may follow the action of the Chepstow doctors, which has helped to highlight concerns about the way GPs have been funded for working in community hospitals. Many GPs have already sent letters saying that they want to stop working in these hospitals.

    “This is …

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