Bullying row as GPs quit unpaid work

Hairon, Nerys
May 2004
Pulse;5/31/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 22, p1
Reports on the allegations made by general practitioners and physicians in Great Britain against primary care trusts for bullying and forcing them to provide enhanced medical services for little or no pay. Disputes over enhanced services; Accusations against local trusts of moral and ethical blackmail; Implications for medical care.


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