Authors’ reply to CarradiceBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1629 (Published 06 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1629
- M-C Nogaro, core surgical trainee1,
- D J Pournaras, specialist registrar general surgery1,
- A Chaudhuri, consultant vascular surgeon1
- 1Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Bedford MK42 9DJ, UK
Rather than tackling the wider challenge of NHS resources allocation, we focused on practical advice to GPs on managing patients with varicose veins.1 2 Intervention for uncomplicated or asymptomatic varicose veins currently falls into the low priority category that some primary care trusts fund in exceptional circumstances only.
Our paper was intended to provide simple …