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RCGP neutral on assisted suicide

GPC negotiators have admitted they are still 'weeks away' from issuing guidance on confidentiality during quality and outcomes visits.

Dr Hamish Meldrum, GPC chair, said it was awaiting legal opinion on the issue and GPs should not reveal notes.

GPs have been left confused over the visits, with many practices ignoring GPC warnings that they could be breaking the law if they failed to gain full patient consent for assessors to have access to records.

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