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GPs 'sexist over heart treatment'

Dr Paul Williams has attacked the Government's proposed crackdown on care for failed asylum seekers as 'unethical and unworkable'. Dr Williams, who works at a specialist PMS practice dealing with refugees in Stockton-on-Tees, said many refugees had suffered horrifically in their home country and should not be turned away by the NHS.

'These are people and I think the Government has forgotten that. They are among the most vulnerable in our society and some have experienced horrors such as rape and having members of their families murdered.

'It's a complicated system and there's not enough understanding of when exactly a claim has failed among health professionals to make these plans work.'

Consultation on the Government proposals closes on August 13.

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