Letters Co-locating primary care with A&E

Evidence for primary care services at A&E

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3352 (Published 24 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3352
  1. Sally J Johnson, medical director
  1. 1Greenbrook Healthcare, Hounslow, UK
  1. sallyjohnson3{at}nhs.net

We at Greenbrook Healthcare were delighted that the recent Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) report recommends co-locating GP services with emergency departments, but we believe that the RCEM’s view that 22% of patients can be managed by a primary care team to be a serious underestimate.1 As a provider of four primary care led urgent care centres …

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