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Royal college is forced to retreat on star rating system for GP clinics

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 15 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1410
  1. Madeleine Brettingham
  1. London

    The Royal College of General Practitioners announced last week that it was suspending talks with the Department of Health after an outcry over an article in The Times (6 Jun, p 1) that claimed that the college was planning to introduce a star rating system for general practices.

    The chairman of the college, Mayur Lakhani, said: “In light of the recent feedback we have had and the anxieties that GPs feel, I have today decided to review the project and suspend discussions with the Department of Health.”

    Professor Lakhani expressed dismay that the leaks—which claimed that …

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