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The horse has already bolted

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 21 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2597
  1. Hendrik J Beerstecher, GP principal1
  1. 1Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4JA, UK
  1. hendrick.beerstecher{at}

I thank Pollock and Price for their analysis, which explains my Kafkaesque correspondence with the Department of Health since 13 December 2010.1

I forwarded to the department a low priority procedure list that had been circulating in the primary care trust since August 2010. It set out which services would no longer be available, and I asked whether it …

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