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IDF fights insurers ‘de-listing’ doctors

By Robin Stride

Consultants’ relationships with the private medical insurers continue to top the list of work being tackled by the Independent Doc­tors Federation’s specialists’ group.

Dr Sean Preston, chairman of the IDF’s specialists’ committee

In his annual written report, the group’s chairman Dr Sean Preston said insurers continued to tighten the financial screw.

And numerous doctors, typically the more senior, had complained of being ‘de-listed’ after deciding not to become fee-assured.

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