Letters

Educating patients helps the NHS

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7212.788a (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:788
  1. Simon Fradd, chairman
  1. Doctor Patient Partnership, London WC1H 9JP

    EDITOR—They say timing is everything. In my former life as a casualty officer, I was yanked out of a deep sleep to tend to a patient: “Doctor, I have had this annoying boil on my neck for two weeks.” I groggily asked him why he had not gone to see his GP and he replied, “Well, I was driving home from the pub and thought it would be quicker just to drop into casualty and get it fixed …

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