Letters

Clinical medical officers could provide service

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6947.128a (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:128
  1. Sukhdev Saharan Sharma
  1. Consultant in communicable disease control Department of Health Gain and Strategy, Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4SA.

    EDITOR,—Jackie Morris proposes that the gap between community and hospital services for elderly people should be bridged by a new subspecialty of community geriatric medicine.1 Since the formation of trusts and the implementation of community care, consultants in medicine of old age have been more involved in hospital work. The role of community geriatrician as specified by Morris seems the same as the role of a consultant geriatrician used to be when the specialty of geriatric medicine …

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