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Overseas doctors must not be kept in the dark

I read with interest your article about GPs facing GMC discipline if they tip off lawyers about personal injury cases (News, September 6).

Some doctors in the US recently voiced their disgust and hatred towards the lawyers who encourage litigation and proposed a motion that doctors should refuse to treat lawyers and their families except in emergency situations.

Here in the UK lawyers seem to be perpetuating the litigation culture with the taxpayer being the ultimate victim. Not only that ­ they think they can buy doctors for £175.

Should they not offer at least £1,000 per case or a percentage of the compensation the litigant gets?

Dr Anand Deshpande


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