Drug users' views on general practitioners

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1407c (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1407
  1. Robin Ireland,
  2. Iain Mcleod
  1. Registrar in psychiatry Locum clinical assistant in psychiatry Substance Misuse Service, Worcester Royal Infirmary (Newtown Branch), Worcester WR5 1JG

    EDITOR,—As a result of their survey of drug users' views on general practitioners Charles Hindler and colleagues suggest that general practitioners should adopt a central role in the management of drug misuse.1 As vocationally trained general practitioners currently working in a substance misuse service, we disagree with this interpretation and suggest that wider issues concerning training and the provision of services need to be considered.

    Rather than recommend a central role for general practitioners, …

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