Multidisciplinary, proactive care is needed

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7024.184b (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:184
  1. Andrew Singleton,
  2. Richard Martin,
  3. Sue Mitchell
  1. Medical anthropologist Division of General Practice, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE
  2. General practitioner General practitioner Fitznells Manor Surgery, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1TF

    EDITOR,—David Kingdon and Sue Sumners highlight the potential of general practitioners to enhance the medical care of some of the most vulnerable members of society.1 Our experience is that community care cannot be delivered by the primary health care team in isolation: it requires new working relationships with hospital consultants, community nurses, the local authority, and the independent sector. In Fitznells Manor Surgery, which is a fundholding practice with four …

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