UK health secretary accuses BMA of distorting government proposals for polyclinics

Cohen, Deborah
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1328
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a June 2008 speech which was given by Alan Johnson, Great Britain's health secretary. In the speech, which was organized by the Institute for Public Policy Research, Johnson attacked the British Medical Association for misrepresentation of British government proposals for polyclinics. The speech followed a week of tension between Great Britain's Department of Health and the British Medical Association which was the result of differences of opinion concerning the development of polyclinics in the country.


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