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New contract reduces quality of patient-nurse relationship

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 04 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:8
  1. Stewart W Mercer, senior clinical research fellow,
  2. Wendy McGregor, nurse partner2
  1. 1University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  2. 2Calderwood Practice, Alison Lea Medical Centre, East Kilbride G74 3HW

    Derret and Burke raise important questions about the future for primary care nurses and health visitors and the potential for negative effects on patient care.1 We recently carried out a small study on how practice nurses perceive the changes in their role since …

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