Letters Five years after baby Peter

What is the role of GPs in safeguarding children?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4123 (Published 19 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4123
  1. Nigel James Masters, general medical practitioner1
  1. 1Highfield Surgery, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 7UW, UK
  1. nigel.masters{at}nhs.net

Spence describes the great insight of the family doctor of the past into the vulnerable families on his list.1 He delivered babies, assisted at antenatal clinics, and worked at weekends and overnight visiting families at home, as well as working with attached health visitors in …

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