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Letters Private GP services

Private GP services are not parasites but take some of the burden off the NHS

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 13 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2557
  1. Laurence S Gerlis, private GP
  1. Samedaydoctor, London W1G 8HL, UK
  1. drgerlis{at}

I have corresponded with Margaret McCartney in the past, and, although our backgrounds are very different (I have been a solely private GP for over 30 years), we tend to agree more than we disagree. She is correct to warn about online private …

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