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“Exploited” doctors are keeping overstretched NHS going, says GP leader

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 09 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1136
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Doctors across the NHS are being exploited by a system that is relying on their goodwill and “toleration of the unacceptable” to keep it functioning, the UK’s most senior GP has said.

Richard Vautrey, chair of the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee, urged ministers to end a decade of “excuses” and commit themselves to an urgent increase in funding for general practice.

In a keynote speech at the annual UK conference …

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