GPs resist call to condemn health secretary

LMC representatives threw out a motion calling for the resignation of health secretary Patricia Hewitt.

Two LMCs called for GPs to express a lack of confidence in Ms Hewitt or demand her resignation. Dr Gill Beck, of Buckinghamshire LMC, said: 'Has she brought financial balance? No. Effective management? No. Sorry Ms Hewitt, you're not up to the job. In the words of Alan Sugar, you're fired.'

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