News in brief: Londonwide LMCs oppose translation cuts

Londonwide LMCs has hit back at Brent PCT for withdrawing funding for interpretation and signing in GPs’ surgeries
(GP, 2 March). Dr Stewart Drage, a chief executive of Londonwide LMCs, has accused the PCT of laying itself open to claims of discrimination and threatened that it could be named as a co-defendant in any claim against a GP. Londonwide LMCs took legal advice when it was alerted to Brent PCT’s intention to slash funds for interpretation in non-PCT run surgeries.

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