Letters UK office dermatologists

“If everybody’s somebody, then no one’s anybody”

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6590 (Published 02 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6590
  1. Arnold G Zermansky, locum general practitioner1
  1. 1Leeds LS17 7PE, UK
  1. arnold.zermansky{at}nhs.net

Ross’s proposal that GPs give up their role in caring for skin disorders to “office dermatologists” is undermined by his statistics.1 He reports that a quarter of the population goes to a GP with a skin problem each year. Even if each attends only once, this accounts for 15 million consultations. He …

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