What is Good General Practice?BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.881 (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:881
- Iona Heath
Peter Toon Royal College of General Practitioners, pounds sterling11.50, pp 57 ISBN 0-85084-199-2
Tonight, listening to the Cleveland Quartet playing Mozart's String Quartet No 1 on instruments all made before the quartet's publication in Vienna in 1785, I wonder about the modern axiom that change is essential. Scientific and technological advance changes the means we use to achieve our ends; but how much should those ends—our aspirations and our purpose—change? Striving to adapt to constantly changing means, we risk losing sight of the ends.
Much has been …