Integrating genetics into primary care in practice

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7325.1367 (Published 08 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1367
  1. Satinder Kumar, senior research fellow ([email protected]),
  2. Madeleine Gantley, medical anthropologist,
  3. Glyn Elwyn, senior lecturer,
  4. Rachel Iredale, senior lecturer
  1. University of Southampton, Department of Primary Care, Southampton SO16 5ST
  2. Rue Chatelain, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
  3. Department of General Practice, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff CF23 9PN
  4. School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales CF37 1DL

    EDITOR—Emery and Hayflick continued the debate on integrating genetic medicine into primary care.1 We agree that primary care will identify people at genetic risk and help manage known risk not only for the patient but also for other family members. Emery and Hayflick define clear roles for primary care practitioners and draw on qualitative studies to claim that they are accepted roles of …

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