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Feathering the cuckoo’s nest

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 01 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1876
  1. Hendrik J Beerstecher, GP principal1
  1. 1Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4JA
  1. hendrick.beerstecher{at}

    Hawkes’s assault on traditional primary care contractors was presumably to provoke a response from the champions of the public service NHS.1 I am not one, although I hold a general medical services (GMS) contract. However, inequities are increasing in the system, as exemplified in Barking and Dagenham.

    In 2006 we were provided with payment details of all GMS and PMS (personal medical services) …

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