Seventy-three per cent of GPs now wish to be free of their 24-hour commitment - a situation that would have been unthinkable only three years ago. Much more specialist medical care is provided privately than previously - from being a marginal activity it now increases the earnings of consultants as a whole by 40 per cent.
The gap between rich and poor became greater in Britain during the Eighties; excluding the latter group from equality in health care only worsens the rift.
A. R. BIGG
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