Letters All about polyclinics

Community hospitals are polyclinics by another name

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39583.696655.3A (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1145
  1. Kit Stone, consultant psychiatrist and medical director
  1. 1Blandford Community Hospital, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7DD
  1. Kit.Stone{at}dorset-pct.nhs.uk

    When I read the article by Finch,1 I realised that our trust, and many other rural trusts, has been running polyclinics for decades—except we call them community hospitals. We run 11 of these in small Dorset market towns. They are usually within a few hundred metresof …

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