Letter

Are GPs who specialise in dermatology effective?: Be wary of generalising research conclusions

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7532.53-b (Published 05 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:53
  1. Peter M Lapsley, chief executive (plapsley@eczema.org)
  1. Skin Care Campaign, London N19 5NA

    Editor—The conclusions of the study reported by Salisbury et al cannot be generalised.1 Some primary care trusts seem to see the appointment of general practitioners with a special interest at best as a “quick fix” for their waiting times problems and at worst as an alternative to the proper provision of secondary care dermatology services.

    Appointing such specialists is not the only way …

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