Improved communication and referral process may be a better use of resources

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1195a (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1195
  1. Elizabeth Carlin,
  2. Sue Mann,
  3. Simon E Barton,
  4. Fiona C Boag
  1. Senior registrar in genitourinary/HIV medicine Senior house officer in genitourinary/HIV medicine Consultant in genitourinary/HIV medicine Consultant in genitourinary/HIV medicine St Stephen's Clinic, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH

    EDITOR,—We agree with Yvonne Stedman and Max Elstein that coordination and collaboration between family planning and genitourinary medicine services are urgently needed but believe that this collaboration should be extended further.1

    After identifying that an appreciable number of patients attending our genitourinary medicine unit were at risk of an unwanted pregnancy2 we developed on site family planning services provided by medical and nursing staff trained in both disciplines. In addition we provide on site facilities for psychosexual counselling and treatment; psychological support …

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