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Call to drop GP gagging clause for treating under six-year-olds

High-profile hospital consultants have called on the government to drop the gagging clause' in the proposed GP contract for treating children under six.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
30th March, 2014

High-profile hospital consultants have called on the government to drop the gagging clause' in the proposed GP contract for treating children under six.

Consultants said a similar clause had constrained hospital doctors from speaking out and proven detrimental to patient advocacy.

Dublin-based consultant ophthalmologist Professor Michael O'Keefe said a clause inserted into the 2008 consultants' contract has had a ''very negative influence. Very few consultants will speak out publicly, or even speak out within their...

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