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Letters Doctors’ competing interests

A registry of drug funding policies would be more useful for patients than one of doctors’ competing interests

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 05 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1389
  1. Rhys Thornett, patient1,
  2. Hannah Thornett, patient1,
  3. Jenny Haswell, patient participation group chairperson1,
  4. Andrew Thornett, general practitioner1
  1. 1Blackwood Health Centre, Streetly B74 3PL, UK
  1. rhys.thornett{at}

Although we understand the proposed reasons for setting up a register of GPs’ competing interests,1 this aspect of practice is not the one of most concern to us as patients. When we visit our GP or practice nurse, we do not sit in the waiting room wondering whether our health …

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