Letters Industry sponsorship hits the headlines

Patients don’t know when examination is needed

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6123 (Published 21 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6123
  1. Jacq Hawkins, GP
  1. Central Lakes Medical Practice, Ambleside LA22 9BP, UK
  1. jlavender62{at}gmail.com

The article about industry sponsorship quotes Chris Mimnagh as saying that the Babylon online consultation service suits patients “who know that they do not need a physical examination.”1 Surely I am not the only GP shocked by this—since when did patients know whether they needed to be …

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