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The NHS reforms will worsen trust in doctors

By Catriona Chatfield   May 2011

I work full-time as a GP in south London. Much of the challenge—and privilege—of the job is that almost anyone can walk into my surgery: from an anxious mother with a coughing toddler to a depressed retiree who can’t face getting up in the mornings. I am the first point of contact with the health service for almost everyone I see, and my job involves trying to do what is best both for the patient and the population as a whole: that is, trying to maximise the NHS’s limited resources by practicing medicine both efficiently and effectively.

This sometimes means…

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