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Two thirds of GPs practising more defensively amid fears of 'compensation culture'


The artcle had hit the nail on the head. I too am practcing defensive medicine and in fact all newly qualified doctors are inheremtly practicing defensive medicine. There are several reasons: 1. NICE guidance 2. Negativve goverment and media spin aginst GPs 3. dichotomy between what the public is told is available form the NHS and what the professionals are told by Goverment ( cuts..cuts ..cuts..). 4. the drive to create new pathways for the sake of a change 5. the real conflict is yet to come betwen GPs and OCCG- where in some cases it is a top down approach. I must confess that the GMC is culpable in all this.

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21 Jan 2013

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