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About Deborah Colvin

Deborah Colvin is a GP in Hackney. She has worked at the Lawson Practice for 26 years. She is also the chair of City and Hackney Local Medical Committee and, as a representative for the Medical Practitioners Union, has a place on the General Practitioner Committee of the BMA.

Articles by Deborah Colvin

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RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.

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Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

More competition medicine - now it's your GP's turn

GPs are the most cost-effective part of England's NHS - so why is the government so keen to make radical changes to address the lack of 'competition'?

Harmoni preferred to local GPs - the realities of Britain's new health market

City and Hackney GPs decided to take back responsibility for out-of-hours care but were overlooked in favour of Harmoni, the Care UK owned firm who have been accused of endangering patient safety and putting cost before clinical need. A local GP gives her account.

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