The Crisis in the Panel Service
The threatened reduction in the capitation fee which has led to crisis in the panel service has been discussed in previous letters. Negotiations with the government are being conducted by the British Medical Association with all the secrecy of the old diplomacy, which some enthusiasts hoped to see abolished after the peace of Versailles. The negotiations concern two things: the terms of service and fees. Those on the latter are regarded as so delicate that Dr. Brackenbury, chairman of the Insurance Acts Committee, stated at the recent annual meeting of the association that, if the propriety of certain measures being taken in the event of a struggle were discussed, things would have to be said which it would be unwise to publish at present. To avoid inconvenience and the putting of those who had to conduct negotiations in an impossible position, "Document M. 10"