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Angry GP in snub for insurer

Dr Shelagh McCormick has accused an insurance company of threatening the doctor-patient relationship after it asked her to tell a patient why it had refused him life cover.

Dr McCormick, a GP in Gunnislake, Cornwall, refused the request from Pegasus, a division of Scottish Provident. 'It would have been a complete waste of time as my view is not the same as an actuarial view,' she said. 'There's the risk a patient thinks there's something in their notes they are not aware of.'

Dr McCormick also turned down a plea from the patient's financial adviser for her to appeal against the insurance company's decision.

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