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Letters Coalition plans for English NHS

A recipe for disaster?

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 04 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4182
  1. Andrew C K Lee, general practitioner and clinical lecturer in public health1
  1. 1University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
  1. andrew.lee{at}

    Commissioning by consortiums of general practitioners (GPs) looks like a recipe for disaster for both patients and GPs.1 2

    All general practices will be compulsorily involved in commissioning but most GPs lack the appropriate management skills, training, or experience.3 Whether it is appropriate and cost effective to use limited clinician time in this way is questionable, and …

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