Letters Universal health checks

Making the dilemma of universal health checks clear to patients

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5230 (Published 04 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5230
  1. Sarah L Wookey, general practitioner1
  1. 1West Bar Surgery, Banbury OX16 9SF, UK
  1. sarah.wookey{at}nhs.net

Our practice is paid to provide health checks, which are both popular and appreciated.1

If the Cochrane review’s conclusions are correct,2 these checks do not benefit our patients.

I see four options: (1) continue; (2) continue but report myself to the General Medical Council for promoting an intervention from which I profit and which I …

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