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Memorable quotes of 2013

In the post-Francis era of openness, transparency and candour, my own registration is on the line if I don’t report it

GPC negotiator Dr Peter Holden on why he referred health minister and former junior doctor Dr Dan Poulter to the GMC for his comments on GP out-of-hours services






I wish my successor luck… they will need a good dose of it

Dr Laurence Buckman offers some comforting words for the new GPC chair







I think it is important that we include [care, compassion and values] in our inspection regime

CQC adviser Professor Nigel Sparrow on the regulator’s plans to expand its remit






Sod off CQC, you clipboard-wielding Nazis

Our very own Dr Copperfield shows Professor Sparrow his compassionate and caring side