Emergency care in general practice

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6989.1268a (Published 13 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1268
  1. P D Thomas
  1. General practitioner Gipping Valley Practice, Barham, Ipswich IP6 0AS

    EDITOR,—I am alarmed by the number of authors who consider that emergency medicine and the out of hours service are entirely separate from doctors' obligations to their patients. It is a sad indictment of current standards if the pressures of his work as an NHS general practitioner prevent Andrew Dicker from attending and treating acutely ill patients.1 General practitioners seem to have relinquished their raison d'etre to other providers, whether they be paramedics, midwives, …

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