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Plan to boost GPs' cancer detection rates branded 'crude'

The British Medical Association (BMA) has criticised a government proposal to name GPs' surgeries in England which have a poor record in spotting signs of cancer.

The idea is being considered by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who says many people are not being referred for hospital tests quickly enough.

The BMA has called on the government to provide more resources to allow doctors to spend more time with patients.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 29 Jun 2014
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