'Cowboy' GP specialists are flouting standards

July 2005
Pulse;7/9/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 27, p14
This article presents information on a survey of 80 general practitioners (GP) by the National Health Service's Modernisation Agency in Great Britain, which reveals that "cowboy" GPs with special interests are endangering patients by flouting Government accreditation and failing to undergo medical education. The study, presented at this week's British Association of Dermatologists annual conference in Glasgow, also found that only one in 20 did the recommended 15 or more hours of continuing professional development per year for their posts.


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