Letters Reconfiguring healthcare

Keep it small and personal in any reconfiguration of healthcare providers

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e183 (Published 10 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e183
  1. Philip Meakins, retired general practitioner1
  1. 1Southampton Primary Care Trust, The Old Fire Station Surgery, Southampton SO19 9AN, UK
  1. festinalente{at}mailasail.com

Smallwood calls for rationalisation of providers within the NHS and specifically the development of large polyclinics for primary care.1 After 35 years as a general practitioner and latterly several as a patient, I have great respect for the skill and knowledge of consultant colleagues and agree that …

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