Letters

Spreading research in primary care safely

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7303.48 (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:48
  1. Anna Eleri Livingstone (a.e.livingstone@qmw.ac.uk), general practitioner
  1. Limehouse Practice, Gill Street Health Centre, London E14 8HQ

    EDITOR—The contributions by Green and Dovey and Thomas et al discuss general practice research networks. They highlight how crucial research based in primary health care is to the effective delivery of this care and the understanding of population health. 1 2 The news section of the same issue, however, reports the suspension of an east London general practitioner for entering patients in a trial without consent and forging signatures.3

    I am concerned about how the potential of general practices to contribute to research, whether it be experimental …

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