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25 years ago

May 1981

The success of a GP-organised drug trial designed to test the value of the anti-arrhythmic drug Mexitil has been threatened by hospital consultants who have refused to co-operate. 2 May

A practice that lost all its records in a surgery fire has begun door-to-door canvassing to ask 10,000 patients about their medical history. 9 May

BMA industrial relations officers have backed the association's ambitious plan to employ full-time business management experts for GPs. 16 May

The Government has thrown out the Review Body report and is insisting on a pay rise of no more than 6 per cent.

23 May

Air Call's pacesetting plans for commercially-backed private general practice lifted off this week with the appointment of NHS GP Dr Michael Goldsmith, aged 32, who will mastermind the scheme. 30 May

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