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15 Years Ago: January 1991

The news hitting the headlines 15 years ago, in January 1991

The news hitting the headlines 15 years ago, in January 1991

  • the government has claimed that GPs have saved the NHS £200 million in the past year by pruning their drug prescribing. 5 January
  • gps are to be told to avoid carrying advertisements for local chemists, health food stores and herbalists in their practice leaflets. 12 January
  • gps have been urged to insure against dishonest employees by a GMSC member whose practice manager has just been jailed for stealing £2,000 from the surgery. 19 January
  • gps face a flood of negligence claims when patients get the right to examine their medical records, according to MP Rosie Barnes, who is campaigning for no-fault compensation for clinical injuries. 26 January

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