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8 – Dr Ian Bogle

Dr Ian Bogle was chair of the BMA during a difficult period for doctors in the early 90s, negotiating with former health secretary Kenneth Clarke during his controversial introduction of an ‘internal market' splitting purchase of services by GP fundholders from the providers of NHS trusts.

He used his speech at his final LMC conference to launch a vitriolic parting shot at politicians for failing to acknowledge ‘the very high workload and impossibility of giving patients the sort of care we think they should have'.

Dr Ian Bogle Top 50 most influential GPs

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