Letters

Palliative care in general practice

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7018.1502c (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1502
  1. David Brooks
  1. CRC lecturer in palliative medicine Department of Surgical and Anaesthetic Sciences, Palliative Medicine Section, University of Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

    Should GPs do it at the expense of commoner problems?

    EDITOR,--As a former general practitioner who is currently undergoing higher specialist training in palliative medicine, I am concerned at Zoe Kenyon's vision of a future in which a diploma in palliative medicine is a criterion for entry to general practice.1 My concern arises not least because to get the diploma one must attend a part time course lasting at least a year, which would distract focus away …

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