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Letters Too late to stop the bill?

We need a shift from reactive to proactive care

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 21 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1225
  1. John Matthews, general practitioner chair1
  1. 1CareFirst Clinical Commissioning Group, Wallsend NE28 7LP, UK
  1. john.matthews{at}

Pity the blind men who find an elephant and each is convinced that he has the correct interpretation of this new object. If the elephant is incomprehensible to a blind man what hope is there for GPs seeking to understand the NHS reforms?1

Most GPs want to provide a good service for their patients. The part of …

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