Global commissioning by GPs could be detrimental to rehabilitation services

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1674c (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1674
  1. John Charlton,
  2. Richard Morton,
  3. Christian Murray-Leslie,
  4. Christopher Ward
  1. General practitioner Consultant paediatrician Consultant in rehabilitation medicine Professor in rehabilitation medicine Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby DE1 2QY

    EDITOR,—We read Jonathan Shapiro's editorial on global commissioning by general practitioners with some concern.1 While we favour increasing the involvement of general practitioners in the commissioning of health services, we are concerned about the possible impact of extending the scope of general practice fundholding on the provision of specialist rehabilitation services for adults and children with complex disabilities.

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