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BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 04 March 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o550
  1. John G Gooderham, school crossing supervisor
  1. Billingshurst, UK
  1. john.gooderham{at}

In attempting to answer his own question, Appleby does not give us a figure.1 Taking a different approach, let me try. Using instead the term “adequate number” as in Section 34 of the NHS Act 1946, the Medical Practices Committee for England and Wales was tasked with ensuring that every area had an adequate number of general practitioners, …

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