Letters

Community geriatricians

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6955.668a (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:668
  1. G Greveson
  1. Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE.

    EDITOR, - As one of the few consultant community physicians in geriatric medicine, I wish to comment on correspondents' criticisms of Jackie Morris's suggestion that posts for consultant geriatricians with a community orientation should be created.1,2 Morris's suggestion was not at odds with the recommendation by the British Geriatrics Society that one or more consultants in a hospital department should take a lead role in developing community initiatives. Geriatrics is a broad based specialty. Many geriatricians have commitments to acute medicine or an interest …

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