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10 years ago: January 1996

A look at what was making the headlines 10 years ago.

A look at what was making the headlines 10 years ago.

  • patient confidentiality should be secondary to safety when the severely mentally ill are released into the community, according to a GP stabbed at his practice. 6 January
  • eight gps allegedly swindled of £700,000 by their GP partner could be taken to court to pay for the fraud. 13 January
  • a GP whose patient suffered a heart attack in the consulting room and died after he was turned away from 12 hospitals has joined the chorus of colleagues protesting over the acute beds crisis. 20 January
  • health secretary Stephen Dorrell last week launched a personal crusade for 'reasonable rewards for reasonable workloads' in general practice. 27 January

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