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Letters Should all GPs become NHS employees?

General practice lacks integration

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 02 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5694
  1. Alfred P J Lake, consultant in pain medicine
  1. Abergele Hospital, Abergele LL22 8DP, UK
  1. apjlake{at}

I read with interest the discussion on whether GPs should become NHS employees.1 Though the perception is that we have a National Health Service, in reality we have a health service that is provided for the nation to an unacceptably varying standard. The major reason is our continuing struggle with the compromises …

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