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Letters Beginning of the end for England’s NHS? No

Waking up to reality

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2482
  1. Adrian Townsend, general practice partner
  1. 1Stockbridge Surgery, Kings Somborne, UK
  1. Adrian.townsend{at}

When will we get away from the misleading statement that GPs are private enterprises?1 For many reasons a blind eye is turned to our self employed status when in reality we work for one employer, to one heavily managed contract. HM Revenue and Customs …

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