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NHS walk-in centres fail to assess patients properly

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 13 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:70
  1. Judy Jones
  1. London

    Staff at NHS walk-in centres are failing to assess patients adequately, according to an undercover investigation carried out by the Consumers' Association. The Department of Health has spent more than £30m ($45m) on setting up 36 such centres around England, which patients can go to from early morning to late evening for free medical advice and for treatment …

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